reflectionsPosted: December 31, 2007
Right, it’s that time of the year, again, when we are supposed to do some tallying up and reflect on the past 12 months. I still can’t get over the fact that indeed another year has passed. 2007 has really been a funny old year for me. There were very high highs and very low lows this year. Some of them I had predicted, some things that happened were very unpredictable. I am looking forward to the New Year and hope that I will have a better grasp of things to come in the next 12 months if anything else.
Highlights of this year for me have been my best friend getting married and moving back to the UK, my sister’s success and the features of my photography, most of all in the Soura magazine as they found me via VOX from all the places. :) I’ve enjoyed Jaiku a lot, finished a 365 journal project on my birthday and stuck to most of my plans for this year, even the exfoliating one! I saw a lot of live music, which was great, and plan to do so in the coming year, too.
Photography-wise it seems to have been a very photojournalistic year for me. Whereas 2006 I was very productive in just going out and taking photos on the streets of London, this year I have mainly been photographing in different events in London. It’s funny how that has worked out really. I had been planning this month to take on a little challenge in the next year, thinking of doing something with colours, since the 365 project just seems so insurmountable for me. And there it was, the answer was in today’s Photojojo newsletter. In January I’ll be starting Project Rainbow! Twenty photos themed by the colours of the rainbow, and I plan to do a colour a month. A lot of people have already joined in, but have a look at their Flickr group if you’re interested in doing this with me.
It’s hard to select a favourite photo I have taken this year. Some are very personal and important to me and me only, some have been technically not so perfect, but yet have something lovely about them, so I’m not going to pick just one for once. I might do a little feature again of a Top Ten, or well, maybe a Top Five photos of 2007 for you. ;) My Holga is crying for attention, but maybe I will do some more 35mm film photography first as the Holga is planning to travel to Germany for a while without me. I really enjoyed my darkroom course I did in the spring and should really keep up the skills. I love being in the darkroom really, it’s a great way for me to relax now. I also love the fact that I seem to have gained upper hand on my Nokia N73 camera as well and now can push it a bit further when it’s the only camera I might have with me when I’m out.
So, I wish you a wonderful new year 2008 – may it be prosperous, happy and most of all interesting for us all!