I'm pretty sure I say this every year, so I shouldn't feel surprised, but wow, this year has flown by! And what a crazy year its been! I honestly don't think I could have crammed any more adventures into it. In case you didn't already know, both me and Meg have spent the majority of 2015 working and traveling on a cruise ship. It allowed me to visit more countries in a few months, than I had my whole life. I also worked harder than I ever had before. It was tough, but rewarding, and it prompted me to make a lot of big decisions. My confidence soared, and I let go of the fear that was holding me back from pursuing a career as a professional Photographer. My photography improved dramatically this year, which I think was a combination of working with a crazy group of photographers who inspired me and reignited my passion for photography, and having a constant stream of new and interesting things that I wanted to photograph. I am left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all the experiences I have had this year. And i have to say a massive thank you to all the awesome people (old friends and new) who have made 2015 such a wonderful year.
It sounds cliché to say this, but 2015 has changed my life, and (despite the fact that I know it will involve significantly less travel) 2016 looks like its going to be just as amazing! Bring on the weddings, Snap Photo Festival and The Crystal Maze!
Since travel has been a huge part of my 2015 it seems only fitting that I share images from my some of favourite experiences. Above (clockwise) Namibia's Moonscape, Suez Canal,Egypt, A Young Monk and Three on a bike, both in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (It was Meg's Birthday, and frankly one of the best days we had on our travels. From being photographed like I was a celeb, to having amazing food and massages on the beach, it was both a surreal and wonderful day) Below (clockwise) Inside the Colosseum, Rome, Italy (It was my first visit to Rome, and I pretty much spent the day in awe, with my camera pressed against my eye) Muscat, Oman (After 10 days at sea we finally arrived at an interesting port and a trip to a palace quickly turned into a photoshoot. As things usually did when Meg was about!) Loch Linnhe, Scotland (I saw wild seals for the first time, and was blown away buy how beautiful the Scottish Highlands are) Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia.