It’s filled with photos that I took between 01JAN2009-29SEP2011 for my first 101 goals list. It’s a really nice A4 hardback book of 25 pages.
The final cut included photos taken all over the world and of the experiences that meant most to me. It was really weird trying to mix them all up to find contrasts in mood and place to make it more interesting. I started noticing all sorts of quirks, things that I have lots of photos of (butterflies for example, I had no idea I had so many photos of them) and things I don’t (crowds, I have no photos of the busy markets I’ve explored or street festivals etc). It was so fun to consider everything rather than a small ‘set’ as I usually do.
(Left Page: New Year’s Day Well Plunge at Ilkley, 2010 / Red Square in Moscow, 2011 / Walking Boston’s Freedom Trail, 2010. Right Page: Holding Tim Booth’s hand at Latitude, 2010 / Local graffiti / Bardsey church, 2010)
(Left Page: Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, 2009 / Full Steam Ahead at Liverpool Maritime Museum, 2009 / The Colosseum, 2009 / Snow in Horsforth, Leeds / Walking the Leeds Country Way, 2011 / San Francisco Bridge, 2009. Right Page: Vineyard in Holmfirth, 2010 / Steam Train at Pickering, 2010 / Totem in Ottawa, 2009 / Marble at All Saint’s Church in Harewood, 2011 / Cricket, 2010.)
Some of the older photos didn’t come out so well, the Ethiopia picture below for example, but for the most part I am delighted that the photos actually show improvement and look good on the page. I was so nervous while I was waiting for this to arrive in the post in case it was all awful!
(Left Page: Volunteering at Leeds Film Festival, 2009 / Teotihuacan Pyramids in Mexico, 2010 / Rideau Locks in Ottawa, 2009 / Latitude Festival sheep, 2010 / Wigtown Martyrs memorial, 2011 / Headingley guided walk souvenir, 2011. Right Page: Water Music at Bramley, 2011 / Dancers in Ethiopia, 2009 / Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, 2009.)