Practice. Failure. Practice. Disappointment. Practice. Crap. Practice. Amazing. Practice. Average. Practice. Better. Practice. Crap. Practice.¬†Disappointment. Practice. Practice. Practice…
At least that’s how it goes in my mind.

These were a huge disappointment in my mind before I saw them. The memory card sat for a fortnight without even being looked at. I knew they were crap. I took a million photos without even getting one I was happy with. That’s what you get for experimenting. It was¬†tough¬†knowing¬†I could just switch the dial and focus only on my composition meant it took a lot of restraint not to. I stuck it out, exposing manually takes practice, practice, a lot more practice. It’s probably not ideal for a gig anyway but I figured I might as well push myself and see how far I could go. I could say that the crappy lighting made things harder, but to be honest, I don’t know if it would have made much of a difference. I was frustrated and it was harder work than I’m used to.

Some of the photos feel like I didn’t even take them, the composition is way off or really not what I’d shoot. But somehow, beneath the disappointment I’m intrigued by the idea of making photos that are completely unlike me.

Have a look and see for yourself.
What do you think?


There’s something very punk about this shot for me.


On top of shooting manual I took the flash off the camera too and used my trigger. I actually really like this shot, I just put the flash gun in at the base of this guys wedge.


I’m genuinely surprised at this shot, the composition is pretty spot on in my mind but I know it was probably down the list of my concerns…



This one is a bit underexposed but I like it all the same.