Last year I made a small photobook of my 20 favourite images from 2013. It's good to see the images in print, plus I like the idea of having a physical record to browse through occasionally. I'm doing the same again for 2014 so I thought I'd share a few of my selections.
I'm not necessarily trying to chose the absolutely best photos. I'm really choosing my favourites, but from a photographic perspective rather than for the memories associated with them.
Last year I chose to print them in a square, black and white format. This year I'm going with a landscape format, although I'm using the crop that I think works best for each image rather than try to standardise them.
Morocco was the most colourful and photogenic location I visited this year. This image was taken at the harbour in Essaouira. As well as the colours and the story of the resting figure, I like the angled lines of the two boats.
This Image was taken during a photowalk. I like the similarity between the woman standing with her luggage and the street art, as if they could be the same person.
The Bastille Day celebrations in Paris were an impressive show and I was pleased I took a tripod for a few shots of the fireworks. his image was my favourite from the evening though, for the story it hints at, and the pink lighting catching the edge of the girl rather than leaving her in silhouette.
Norway was such a contrast to Morocco, with dramatic skies and bleak landscapes in between beautiful, immaculate villages. On one of the last mornings I was up for sunset then stopped at a few spots on my way back to the hotel. I'd seen this hut from the road and was sure there was a good image to be made there.
It's been a good year, with many adventures as well as still getting to know this amazing city. I've had the privilege of releasing a first book, holding an exhibition and photographing many wonderful people. If 2015 exceeds that I'll be a very happy man. Many thanks for all your support, whether you've bought the book, joined me on a photowalk, booked a photoshoot, attended a course, come to an exhibition, read the blog, shared a beer or uttered a few words of encouragement. Wishing you a fun and daring 2015!