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WEEK 27

Well, what a crazy few weeks I've had and what a perfect week to end on.

My time with Leigh has finally concluded and what an absolute blast I've had! This was obviously my first time properly assisting a professional photographer and I have to say I don't think I could have worked for a more down to earth guy than Leigh. I've also had the pleasure to meet some other brilliant people along the way who I hope will stay in contact! 

I don't think there has been a stage in this whole experience where I haven't felt involved, there's always been something to do which has meant more experience for me and a much bigger insight into the world of photography and what it potentially has to offer in the future. This life wasn't just handed to Leigh on a silver platter though, he's worked an awful lot to get to where he is today and it just goes to show how much it has paid off. Not many photographers can say they've had the privilege to photograph  Prince William for example...just saying.

For me personally, this whole thing has been a massive kick up the backside, almost like an epiphany if you will. A realisation of how I definitely need to start getting my arse into gear this next year and build my portfolio ready for a possible career in the industry. My love for London has most definitely continued to grow as well in the time I've spent there, although it's safe to say that I have definitely gone off the underground. Overall, this whole experience has felt like smooth sailing and I wouldn't change a thing. 

Cheers Leigh

To round off an incredible few weeks, my parents came down to London before I set off back to Falmouth, so I managed to get a few more sights in with them as well as two more West End shows...anyone that knows me properly will know I can't say no to a good old musical.  

WEEK 27 - 30/08/2017

WEEK 21

I've thoroughly enjoyed this week, despite the fact my internship was put on hold. I forget how big London actually is sometimes so it's been fab doing my usual exploring, as well as meeting up with a few friends along the way. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to have your own space every once in a while, but I'm very much a people person and I can only go so long without human contact, otherwise, I'd probably just go insane!

I finally managed to squeeze in a trip to Camden markets which I'd heard so much about, but never actually visited. I went down with my buddy Chloe from University who's also doing an internship this month. I was particularly keen to hunt down this stall that I'd heard about online that sold halloumi fries. We were lucky enough to get the last batch of the day and they are definitely a must try if you ever end up around that area! Another big highlight had to be my visit to the house of MinaLima, a graphic design company known best for their works in the Harry Potter franchise. I myself am a huge Harry Potter fan and this was a really nice insight aside from the studio tours. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the founders of MinaLima were responsible for the designs of the Daily Prophet covers that featured in the films as well as other small details that might not necessarily be picked up on straight away in the actual movies but created a sense of realism for the audience. Things such as label designs for potions or sweet packets or book covers for various classes in the Wizarding World were all featured in the showcase in the most quirky little building I've ever stepped foot in. It's definitely worth a trip if you have the chance.

To summarise, a really eventful and jam packed week, however, I'm rather eager for the real work to start now.

WEEK 21 - 19/07/2017