A series celebrating the talent of our friends over in the Londonist Flickr pool. Here, they introduce themselves and share their favourite London shots. Today, introducing ProphecyBlur:
I’ve had a passion for photography as long as I can remember. However it wasn’t until last year when my girlfriend bought me a photography lesson for my birthday that I finally realised maybe I could do it for myself. Most of my photography is in and around London’s Docklands where I live and work. In particular I like the old, decaying and rusting signs of the old docks and the stark contrast they have with the shiny clean modernity of the banking hub it has become today.
After my initial enthusiasm I found myself taking my camera out less and less as the year progressed. I realised I needed to find myself some structure and discipline if I was to improve as a photographer. With this in mind on November 27th I started my ‘Project 365’ requiring me to take and post a photograph each day for a year. The goal was simple, to get me out taking photos, to improve my eye for photography, and force me to keep looking and experimenting with the world around me.
To have any chance of completing this project I knew I needed a camera with me at all times. With this in mind I bought myself the Canon Powershot S90 and have been amazed at the results achievable with such a small pocket camera. It has allowed me to become more playful, experimental, spontaneous and enthusiastic with my photography. I have selected some of my favorite photographs from my Project 365 so far to include with this post.
I am still learning and developing my style of photography, with the ambition someday to be able to exhibit my work publicly. I’m currently only 90 days into my challenge, and am already much more deliberate and focused than I was when I started. You can follow me on my journey at prophecyblur.com or on Flickr where I have found the support and encouragement of others a great motivation to keep going.