2016 is going to be interesting.
For the past few weeks I have been meaning to post on here more but unfortunately I have been unable to access WordPress. It comes and goes here in Vietnam.
It has happened before but this was the first time in a long time.
But I can now access my blog again, so all is right with the world.
A few weeks ago I was on the Leica blog, looking through some of their articles and interviews in the early hours of the morning. Thinking ‘Why not?’ I sent them an email with a small description of my Tokyo project, a link to this blog and some sample images.
Worth a shot right?
Long story short, I exchanged emails back and forth with a man named Tomas who very kindly posted an interview with me on their blog, which you can read HERE.
I’m not ashamed to say it was certainly a confidence (and ego) boosting experience and one I hope to repeat in the near future.
Digging through the Archives
I’ve started back to my day job and have started to slip into old lazy habits. So for the last couple of weeks I’ve preferred digging through the rejects of my last few ideas. Luckily there are two or three shows this month for me to shoot (as long as I can keep myself in film.) Shooting music with film is a different beast and one I’m looking forward to slaying.
I did however find some images I liked, a lot. Sometimes it’s nice to look back at the ones you rejected initially, a few months later, and find something you like.
Processing at Home
I did get some bad news this week. My darkroom are closing. No more processing and scanning done for me. It’s off to the internet to order chemicals from HK it seems (the shipping prices are brutal. I’m scared to death about what the customs VAT will be.)
But at least it’s pushing me to start processing and scanning at home. I do need to get the chemicals etc and also a scanner though so it does mean I may have to wait a few weeks to start processing and working on new images.
On the bright side, it means I have to keep shooting to keep myself occupied.
And I’m not sure I can afford all that right now as I have my first exhibition coming up in April, as well as my next trip (destination TBD.)
But that’s a story for another day.