Doing the things I have a passion for takes time.
Like most people I know, I have less and less time available for doing the things that I 'really' love doing.
You know, the things that have shaped who I am, away from all the mundane bullshit that we have to do.
I find that restriction suffocating.
Everyone is tired.
Everyone is skint.
And so, I'm slowly beginning to learn that, when it comes to 'your' time, you've got to get it when you can... and use it!
I recently had a few hours on a Saturday free, unexpectedly.
I considered going to London with my camera, but reasoned that it probably wasn't worth it.
Or was it?!
After all, one of the reasons I enjoy living so close to the train station is so that I can get into London quickly...
So I grabbed my bag and a mere 45 minutes later I was stalking the pebble-dashed shadows of The Barbican, camera in hand.
As it turned out, I managed to get some decent shots despite having no idea of what I wanted to achieve from the trip. It all happened so quickly, without contemplation or preparation!
It's nice when things come together like that.
Creative ventures don't often work out like that.
After losing my artistic direction, I ended up hanging around and shooting people outside Covent Garden station.
London is so fast and hectic - but when you stop and look, just for a minute, there is much subtlety amongst the chaos!
Get out there when you can.
Do the things you love, when you can, however brief and fleeting.
It'll keep you sane...
(All shots in this blog post taken during the short London trip I've discussed.)