the shard

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 8

Once again, another really eventful week! This one has definitely been a highlight since starting the blog. So as I mentioned last week I have been home for the Easter holidays to see my friends and family and to celebrate my best friends 21st birthday which was an absolute blast. When your away from home 3 months at a time, a good old catch up is thoroughly needed. However, the reunion couldn't go on forever due to work that needed completing for the deadline which is quickly creeping up on the 2nd May.

I'm currently back in merry old London town where I shall be staying for the rest of this week. This morning I was up bright and early (which in truth is not a regular occurrence for me) and head straight to Starbucks where I met with the fantastic photographer Leigh Keily over an internship in the summer period which we confirmed is going ahead! So I've basically been ecstatic all day and skipping through Hyde Park as you do. To top off the end of a fab week I decided to take my first trip up the Shard. I got to the 69th floor round 7 o'clock and stayed there to watch the sunset, so overall I was up there for about 3 hours...totally worth it! 

Here's to what I hope is another fab week ahead! 

WEEK 8 - 19/04/2017