switch December for January

The end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 were pretty quiet months for me photography-wise. Maybe I should view the past two months from the quality over quantity angle? ;)

Here are my personal favourites from the past two months (couple of my December favourites already slipped into my 2014 review so I won’t repost them here):

I always struggle this time of the year to try and make the most of the winter months and the lack of day light – night time photos aren’t really a favourite thing for me by default but I like these two above.

On my way home one night in December I had to stop and capture this motorcyclist who had stopped in the middle of the Waterloo Bridge to take a dusky photo himself of the skyline towards St Paul’s. :)

Christmas Day in London was something pretty special. We were out the whole bright, crispy cold winter day.

The new year started with old habits. I love the double R in this photo.

Then couple weeks into January and I was already off to Paris to see my sister. We had a very cultural time together seeing loads of amazing films, exhibitions (like this stupendous Nikki de Saint Phalle one below) and spending time to soak in the atmosphere of the city.

Stylish in the Paris Metro, n’est pas? :)

Visiting a week after the Charlie Hebdo massacre was very interesting. The city had slightly recovered its posture and people had shifted back to the every day routines by the time I arrived, but there were moments where the effect of the events were palpable on the streets. Mostly obviously in the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ or the name Charlie plastered everywhere from shop windows, posters and walls all around the beautiful city.

Back in London I have been visually very quiet for many reasons since I returned home from Paris. The perpetual lack of day light around my working hours, starting in a new job in about a week’s time and the last push for my university course finals are pushing everything to the periphery for me for the time being. I cannot wait for the longer days, having more time to myself and settling into my new role with my new team in the next couple months. Hopefully when things even out I will get some photo-mojo back, too. :)