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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Monday, 6 May 2013

Week 194: When Things Get Difficult.

What do you do when things get so hard that you can't concentrate on your own life and you can't grab the opportunities that were once presented to you?

I am struggling to find a way to push myself because everything that is going on in my life is becoming so negative. All opportunities are unreachable due to my personality. That feeling is equal to having unlimited bubble-wrap but no fingers.

Kind regards,


I look at my friends that are in bands, playing music, doing what they enjoy and I think about how I could be there if I didn't have the distractions I did. If my mind was as focused as it used to be. This isn't jealousy, it's an incentive.

Song listening to right now: Sharks and Danger - Alexisonfire

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Week 193: Expansion.

Expanding on your skill set can be quite hard when you are in a box that doesn't stretch. My current mindset does not match my skill set. The atmosphere that is clouding my mind is holding me back from reaching my potential. What do you do when you cannot break through that barrier? I suppose I could find away around it.


This photo was taken for Hype's SS13 collection on Brick Lane, London. The reason I have posted this photo is due to it being taken in the centre of my old community, close to where I used to live. I loved the area and atmosphere of Shoreditch, Hoxton and East London in general. However, it was holding me back. It was a very closed community, much like the box I just mentioned. I want to break out and really see the world.

Song listening to right now: Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Week 192: Friendly Reminders.

This week I had to work at Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham. Although it was a very hectic day, it was great to see some friendly faces that have been absent from my life for a while. These absences have only occurred because of my busy lifestyle. However, after so long of being away from my friends, nothing has changed. Everything is fantastic when I am in close proximity to them.


This is a photograph of one of my best friend's Adam, with his girlfriend Harrie. He understands love and he shows it. He loves that girl with all his heart. The main reason I value Adam as a friend, is that he wears his heart on his sleeve. He will express how he feels about a situation and not play games. He gets down to the point and makes sure that his feelings are known. You will always know where you stand with this guy. Both of us have been through a lot together, we've had hard times and great times but true friends never change. You don't have to know somebody for a long time for them to be a close friend. I've known Adam for about four years now and I would call him a closer friend than some people I've known my entire life.

Song listening to right now: Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Week 191: Back to work.

Taken time off work has made things really busy. It's stressing me out a little bit so I'm not going to take to long to write much down this week.


This is a photograph of Ben from Private Jet. I did a shoot for them at a much less stressful time in my life. In fact, that particular day changed me a lot. It's a good reminder that I need to just get my head down and take pictures.

Song listening to right now: Homeless - Paul Simon

Monday, 8 April 2013

Week 190: Post-birthday.

So my birthday was brilliant. Paris was brilliant. Spent it with the one person I care about. Things are going well for me and I'm enjoying it. I've never really decided to express myself verbally in front of people unless there isn't any reason or logic behind what I am about to say. However, with this one person, I tell them what is truly going through my mind. Whether it is nonsense or completely composed thought. I love that.

Thanks for reading


This a previously unreleased photograph of Robert from the Hackney Road shoots. He's a good guy that speaks his mind, and it's never anything negative. It reminds me of the way I'm feeling at the moment.

Song listening to right now: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Week 189: 23.

So it's coming up to my 23rd Birthday. Most people know about the 23 enigma. It's been following me my whole life, a lot of people say I do it for attention since the film starring Jim Carey came out. However, it's been haunting me a lot longer than that. I see it everywhere, and even when it isn't there, it's still there! I can make it out of almost any combination of numbers I see. I wonder what this year has in store for me.


After 23 years of living I've decided there's nothing like companionship. I used to walk passed these bushes every day on the way to work in London. Being the same height and shape, I guessed these guys have spent most of there life together in the same spot and have been perfectly happy.

Song listening to right now: Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin  

Friday, 15 March 2013

Week 188: Going well.

Not much to say this week apart form things are going well, my head is a little clearer and I'm pushing on through. Things are going great at Hype.


This is the liquor cabinet at my house in Reading. There's nothing special about this picture apart from connotations to my own memories. It reminds me of my childhood. It always used to rattle when people walked past and I was never allowed to look inside. I was always told not to shake it because everything inside was fragile. These are probably some of my earliest memories. 

Song listening to right now: After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

Friday, 8 March 2013

Week 187: Busy lifestyle.

I've always been a busy guy. This is quite a busy lifestyle I've got myself into. It's hectic and demanding but I sincerely enjoy it. I am quite dextrous and diverse with my skills, everything comes with thought and planning so I don't find it difficult. I find it extremely exciting.


This photograph was taken in the desert next to the dead sea. There was no conceptual reason for taking it apart from the fact it reminded me of a few things. It reminded me of a scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, where R2-D2 gets captured by Jawas. It also reminded me of a scene from one of the Indiana Jones films, I'm not sure which one. I think it may have been Raiders of the Lost Ark, where there is a convoy of vehicles transporting the Ark of The Covenant  However, I'm probably mistaken. Strange how both of those films starred Harrison Ford.

Song listening to right now: Shade - Heart of a Coward

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Week 186: Missing.

The term "I miss you" is a funny one. I've been thinking about it all week and how it feels to miss certain people. Some times it feels right to say it, but other times when I say it, it doesn't feel right.

It obviously depends on who I am missing. When you think about it, how else do you say you miss someone without actually saying it? What other terms are there?

In French it doesn't translate as "I miss you". "Tu me manques" which translates closer to "you are missing from me". This makes more sense and I am a firm believer of good logic when it comes to displaying emotions. To be missed is a rather flattering compliment in my eyes.


This was a quick shot in a small bar in Battery, Lower Manhattan. That drink was work a lot of money. I miss New York like I miss a fond relative. 

Song listening to right now: Highwayman - Highwaymen

Week 185: Looking back.

I look back on a certain state I was in last year. I was unhappy, I was miserable and I didn't offer any help to myself or others around me. I look back and now I laugh.

I am now happy, laughing and smiling. Back to my normal self.


A photograph from a few years back at the 9/11 10th memorial. I'll leave you to make your minds up about it.

Song listening to right now: Monkey Man - Amy Winehouse

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Week 184: Settling in.

I think I've settled into my new location.


Just a quick one this week. A photo of the same male model as last week only ten minutes after the other photo was taken. Managed to make it seem summery!

Song listening to right now: A Toast To The Future Kids - Emarosa

Monday, 11 February 2013

Week 183: So bloody busy.

So with this new job and new outlook on life, everything has become so busy. Not too busy, it's still become quite easy to live aside of my job. I believe that if you keep working hard at something, keep your nose to the grindstone and can still manage live a joyous life on the side, then all that can happen next is to work harder and enjoy a even more fruitful life in the long run. I'm going to keep it short this week as I have much to do and there hasn't been too much thought on the emotional runnings as of late.

Thanks for reading.

Another quick shot for Hype, in New York. It was meant to be a pre-summer shoot. However, because we are planning ahead so much and it still being February. It was freezing. We took a long a few Hype Sherpa hats and I got this quick shot of a model before we almost froze on the High-rise in Lower Manhattan. 

Song listening to right now: Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Week 182: Mutual feelings.

I like the feeling of feeling completely understood by someone. I don't necessarily mean a partner or a lover. Just in general, when you meet somebody new or when you've known somebody your whole life. If they understand you, they understand you.

Sometimes I have conversations with people and it feels like they are just waiting for their turn to speak, there is no counter conversing or even acknowledgement of what I have just said. Sometimes after a day of speaking to people you meet one person that understands that you want reactions, that you are being listening to and they know that you will be doing the same when they speak. When this happens it almost washes through me like a wave of excitement. I then lose all sense of conversation etiquette and getting fully involved with the subject. I will talk passionately about my interests/emotions and will react passionately to the other person's words.

I love losing myself in a mutual conversation and it's a rare occurrence these days.


Photograph taken on Manhattan Island for Hype Clothing.

Song listening to right now: Vultures - John Mayer

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Week 181: Non-stop.

So if you know me, you know that I work for Hype Clothing now. I went out to New York again to represent the team at the Agenda trade-show on Mercer Street, Soho. Although it was hectic and a completely new experience for me. I learned a lot and I kept my head down and worked hard. I shot whilst I was out there and met some great people. I also managed to meet up with some old friends for these shoots and we all worked together to get the best shots for the look book.

After the week was up, all the business was done on my part and all the shots were taken on my part. I had to get a flight back to Heathrow with all the clothing samples. I made my flight with literally a minute to spare. As soon as I was to land I then had to head straight to another trade-show in London.

My plane landed at around 8:30am and I had to be at the show in Olympia for 9:00am on the dot. So after a frantic jet-lagged rush, collecting three huge suitcases of luggage on my own and hopping in a taxi. I finally made it to Olympia to meet my other colleagues who were eagerly waiting for me to set up. 

After all of this I had another weekend of doing business and meeting buyers for the clothing line. I'm not going to lie, I never really saw myself as a wholesaler when I was back at university learning about the creative psychology of image-making. I won't stop taking photographs and I won't stop this blog, this is just a different venture towards something I have a lot of faith in.


A picture from Central Park during the Hype shoots out there. Although very fast and hectic, I met some great people, learnt some interesting things about society and also got very drunk.

Song listening to right now: Dead Behind The Eyes - While She Sleeps

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Week 180: Travelling again.

So once again, it's time for me to head back to New York city. It's been a while since I went back there and I am there on business this time. My new job has allowed me travel back and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to see it once more. If you've read this often, you would have seen that my last stay in NYC was somewhat sad but also somewhat enlightening. It was a turning point in my life that gave me the ambition and drive that has subsequently taken me back there. I miss the important people from back home, and I will see them soon. I will enjoy myself whilst it lasts and put in a lot of hard work where I can whilst having this short break from the people I know and love.

Thanks for keeping up.

This is a photograph taken from my last stay in the big apple in 2011. Taken on the day of the memorial service for the 9/11 bombings. A young man that reminded me of a young Bob Dylan, I then noticed the fact he was holding two phones and reading a book. I'm not sure what this kid's purpose might have been, however I like to give him my own story.

Song listening to right now: Day in Day out - Architects

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Week 179: A New Year.

This might be a bit late for actually posting this on New Year's Day. However, I have been very busy as you have no doubt guessed. I made the move, I accomplished the jump. I've moved out of London and on to Leicester.

Okay, at first you might think... "WHAT?! Why would anybody do such a thing?" or be suprised at my decision. I have a good reason for moving out of such a busy, self-driven city. This reason will slowly unfold as the pictures unravel.

As for the new year. I've never been one for resolutions. I just want to maintain happiness in a different setting. My life is about has completely changed and I'm happy about it. I just need to keep that positivity rolling!


Desert roads always fascinated me on my travels. I'm not sure why but they connected me with my goals and I can only thank them for that.

Song listening to right now: Misery - Bob Dylan