On Loneliness, Laughter and this Passion for Living ... a photographer writes

One of the more challenging aspects of my chosen career is getting up every morning and finding the drive to keep pushing forward ... alone. It’s the ‘alone’ that I struggle with at times. I often work 14 hour days or longer, as I tidy up loose ends while driving 3 new projects forward. I miss the office chat and the lunchbreaks, the structure of 9 to 5 and the stability of a weekly income ... those things that reassure a soul about their usefulness in society....more

When are trying to balance professional and personal in the same space. But I also agree with ...more

News of an Updated Photo Gallery ...

One of the things that used to drive my first husband crazy was the way I would work over my writing ... over and over, asking his opinion, each time.He would sigh in the end, asking, 'But you've changed nothing ... have you?'And I would point out that I had taken out two  'and's' and added a 'the'.Why hadn't he noticed it?Yes, so we divorced.Not over that. I'm sure it was one of my endearing qualities ... but we won't vote on that.  I won't even ask him to comment here actually....more

An Extraordinary Man ...

You sense that your photography session might be different from all other photography sessions you have ever worked at, when the object of your attention pulls out the bottle of whisky and proceeds to fill up a shot glass for both you and your translator/fixer. And so it was with Ant, the 85 year old artist, choir singer and bugle player....more

On Silencing the Inner Critic ...

it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ee cummings I do rather good long dark nights of the soul ... I keep them fairly quiet, as they frustrate me, I despise them and they never last long.  However I have to allow them, as huge amounts of growth often occur, and I presume that they are the price I pay for pursuing a creative lifestyle; as opposed to a more normal stable and responsible life....more