Home From The Road!

Hi All.

Apologies for the delay in posting but I have had so much to do since getting back in the last 10 days or so that it hardly feels like I have been away!

I worked out that I travelled over 25,000 km in 12 flights in my trip which took in 4 countries. Phew!

Since returning, I have been recovering from the trip, sorting out and backing up my work from the trip (a side note: backing up is VERY IMPORTANT! I recommend multiple backups in your home/office in case of disc failure etc AND at least one off site backup. I use a service called Backblaze, which backs up Macs in the background to a very secure location in the USA. It costs about $50/year per computer and is worth every cent of that.)

I will be doing a post soon on the gear that I took with me and how it coped with 10 weeks on the road so keep checking back for that. A real life test of cameras, bags, computer gear and so on!

I have also been working on some of the images as well including a B&W series from my visit to the boxing gym in the Philippines (see here) and you can see some of them below. They were all shot in colour but have been processed to B&W using Nik Silver Efex.

I have had some meetings about the exhibition and that is progressing well. Again, a big thank you to David and Conor Kershaw of Pain & Kershaw in Martinborough and to Grant Muir of Big Image Print in Wellington who are the principle sponsors of the exhibition – their support is greatly appreciated and crucial to the success of the project.

Next week I am taking some time out as I have to go into hospital for some routine surgery that was postponed before I left for the trip. Hopefully I will be home in a couple of days and the resting up recovering and allowing stitches to heal etc for a few weeks, so I will have plenty of enforced downtime in which I can edit and refine the work for the exhibition.

I have come back to spring in NZ – we have blossom out and new leaves coming, as well as Snowdrops and Daffodils so it is nice to have missed the worst of the winter weather as well.

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