It’s May 22nd 2021 and I’m publishing a new blog here at forever1995.com. I should be doing course work heading into the last half of my final year of my degree (my 2nd degree), majoring in photography at ARA here in Christchurch, but instead I’m investing brain space to this blog. I’m taking my procrastination up a level. Next I’m gonna hoover the whole house and arrange my record collection into alphabetical order. Haha. I used to be a huge blogger in the 2000’s before Facecrack et al took grip of peoples personal little corners of the web. They were good times. I’ve not been a Facecrack user for maybe 5 years now so can’t just dump images into that beast and see what happens. That process never felt right to me anyhow.
If I was to be honest though, most of my past ramblings on blogs and Facecrack have been about mountain biking, long distance trail running, and multiple other privileged endeavours which I felt warranted documenting every part of them and sharing it.
In some way, the online content I cherish and wish to share now feels for the first time, of any value, well to me anyway. The main goal of this new blog is to keep a record of process, share the rolls I shoot, with the good stuff and the not so good, that don’t make it to my portfolios. Rather than loose them into the folders of a hard drive, I thought I’d at least share them for people to see.
I’d also like to start sharing more behind the scenes content such as setups, process and the locations and people who are part of the shoot. I used to write extensive content for D-Photo magazine for many years, where I discovered I love to ramble on about photography, and I’m simply a fan of sharing my thoughts. That seems like such a long time ago now.
Anyway, I’m in the middle of some photographic assignments from school, and personal work that is focussed around the ocean, beaches and beautiful land here in Christchurch. I won’t go into a lot of detail about the assignments, but I’m really pumped about the direction they are heading. Spending so much time walking around the hills and beaches here is also a great way to immerse myself into the image making process. FYI the ‘fluro’ looking images below are part of a new series called Godley at Night, with a fascinating process to achieve the results you see. I’ll probably do a post just on that project soon.