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Christmas

(Featured image: A blizzard over NYC, 2016.)

I wrote a post the other day about my issues with Christmas. Basically my parents gave me magical Christmases and without them I’m finding it hard to see the season as the “most wonderful time of the year.” It’s just Monday to me. It was a bit of a depressing post as you can imagine. I kind of wrote myself into a corner and didn’t know how to come back and end on a happy note. But it certainly got me thinking about Christmas and I think I’ve figured it out.

What I want for Christmas is time to scan old family photographs. That’s it. I just want to sit down and scan. I’ve got a lot to get through and 2018 is my year of decluttering. What better way to start? I know binning family photos may seem odd but the Minimalists have taught me “Our memories are within us, not within our things”. I’ll have all the photos with me every day on my phone which is more than I can say for now. Most of all I’ll have time to actually catch up with the ones I love(d). I miss my parents a hell of a lot. This way I get to spend some lost time with them.

I hope you all have a nice Christmas. Remember that it’s whatever you damn well want it to be. Just be excellent to one and other. If you need some mental health tips there’s a great post on the blog We All Mad Here about dealing with Christmas.

Christmas Prints

It’s Christmas soon and it’ll be Christmas again next year so you’re either just in time to get a print now or be super prepared for 2016. Either way I’ve got a print sale on. I’ve made two galleries just with Christmas ideas for you to browse as I’ve got a lot of photos. For the local crowd there’s a Liverpool themed gallery and there’s also a travel themed gallery with Iceland, Amsterdam and other places in.

Using the code: XMAS2017 you can save 10% off prints on my store till Jan 6th. So if you get cash for Christmas you can use it on prints.Read More

Happy Christmas

Hello there. Well 2014 has been quite a year. I feel like I’ve been through a journey with blogging. I started the year with the idea of bringing Vanilla Days back. I did as Over the Water. I also had an idea of having another blog to write on. Half way through the year I had 4 blogs. Mobile, Over the Water, Little Time Machine and yay.wtf. While on my honeymoon I read the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson. He reminded me that you should focus and declutter. So I came back and did just that. One blog. It’s been going 10 years. It’s Little Time Machine.

This year I’ve photographed major events such as the Liverpool BiennialLiverpool Irish FestivalEveryman re-openingLiverpool International Music FestivalLight NightCraig Charles homecoming show and the amazing return of the Giants.

I was incredibly happy to be asked to help produce a new image library for University of Manchester ranging from portraits of staff and students to photographs of various departments and facilities around the university.

This blog turned 10. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years. It predates twitter and instagram. Back in those days there weren’t many photoblogs around. Now there’s loads. It’s been great to see the community grow and be a part of it. I’ve got plans for the blog in 2015.

In other cool news a portrait I took at Remembrance Sunday was selected by VSCO to be included in their selection of Best Black and White images of 2014.

The real highlight of the year is that in September my fiancé and I were married in Liverpool and spent 2 weeks touring Europe. A week on a beach in Croatia and a couple of photo essays in Venice on washing lines and the selfie stick. What’s a honeymoon without sun, sea and photo essays?

Snowflake Trail in Liverpool

Jack Frost and a bunch of his spritely sprites turned on the Christmas lights in Liverpool last week. The event started with Jack leading his sprites to the tree where they stole his staff. He was able to use his magic to get it back, turned the lights on and made it snow. Afterwards there was a fantastic 12 minute projection on the M&S building by the guys at Draw & Code. All in all a great event put on by Open Culture and City Central Bid.

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