I didn’t really start wanting to take ‘proper’ photographs until I was in my thirties. Sure I took holiday photos and snapped away at events such as birthdays or whenever one of my pets did something fun/cute. Nothing serious though. My interest was created when Phillip aka ColobusYeti started taking photography seriously and I saw how good the photos he was producing were. Mine seemed so poor next to his! So I bought myself a decent camera and got photographing.
Over time I started getting a feel for the type of photographs I enjoyed taking – landscapes, bare trees in winter, small or quirky details that I would spot in the world around me. Not people though…no no no…definitely not for me! I liked taking photographs and playing around with them on Lightroom, did I love it though? No that did not happen until our travels and I fell in love with urban photography. And I fell hard.
I had often dabbled with urban photography, yet it wasn’t really until we lived in Tokyo for 6 months though and I walked the streets exploring the city I had fallen in love with that I really felt that this was me, this was what I wanted to photograph. Cities, buildings, streets – all that evidence of people’s lives and impact on their surroundings is simply, well inspiring to me. So I thought I would share some of my favourites from my travels – hope you enjoy them.
Oh yes…and I also discovered how much I like black and white photography….