Can you believe it, another year gone and we're back on the Christmas roundabout. Bah humbug.
My radio silence for the last 12 months has been intentional, however the circumstances and events I have been forced to endure in this time has been very much unintentional. Needless to say, I have to ask myself how can so much happen in such a short space of time, but that my dear readers, is called "life". If I could sum up this past year in one word, it would be "loss", on so many levels. But then I have also had the opportunity to grow and learn and for this I am truly grateful and feel optimistic about what lies ahead.
From the New Forest and south coast of England I now find myself back living in my spiritual home of Scotland. Having to say goodbye to friends has been hard to say the least but I am grateful for all the support and faith they have shown me not only in my photography work but in myself as an independent woman in my own right. Self-taught with tenacity, vision and a desire to create the highest of standards in all aspects of my work as a photographer, I hope to continue with my passion and look forward to meeting new clients and taking on new challenges, so if you are reading this and you live in Scotland, or even if you don't please do contact me for any photography requirements you may have, or even if you have a weird and wonderful wacky creative idea, even better! Drop me a line!
Though there have been many lows there have also been highs, my work has been recognised on an international basis with success in a number of photography forums, and I was also contacted regarding my successful entry to the Portrait of Britain Awards 2022. Apparently, in the new year it will be appearing in a forthcoming book by US Author Henry Carroll entitled ‘Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’. So I look forward to that.
Despite my life as I knew it being turned on its head my passion for photography once again has been one of the things that has kept me going, and having my work recognised by respected peers, in the field of photography, is something I am immensely proud of I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to support my work.
This thing called "life" can be horrendously challenging dear reader, and you may know this from your own experiences or from those of a friend or loved one. Just remember to never ever give up. Stay true to yourself whatever the doubters say. Stay strong and keep the faith in yourself for at the end of the day only you have the power to change your own path, for you cannot, and it is not right, to rely on others to bring you happiness.