This is a nice accolade to start 2017 with. If you're not aware, I'm studying a photography & video Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree at De Montfort University while running my photography and video business, which is now in to its successful fifth year.
I entered a national student photography competition last year and missed out on £12K worth of prizes by a Gnat's nut. However, my work was highlighted as highly commendable.
I also have some even more amazing news to share with you. My wife Lisa and I had a little too much Paella and Red Wine at one of Lisa's exhibitions last year. This ended with the most incredible experience of my life.
Emma Leigh Hands was born 31/12/2106 @ 17:29 weighing 4lb 15oz.
My world has just turned upside down and my outlook on life is so very different to that of a couple of weeks ago. It will be interesting to see if this moment in my life has an impact on my photography style and outlook.
So, 2017 promises to bring around a completely different lifestyle for myself. I'm sure I'll be working even harder this year. I'm hoping to get some more work creating films like the last two with R-Tech Performance and Gorman's Fight Club. I'm happy to make commercial styled films that have a backline story and add a commercial context to be different to the typical advertising style. I like to create documentary styled films that have high impact and hook the viewers straight away.
I'll also be looking for new clients regarding my still photography side of the business. I'm hoping to be working with many more (PR) Public Relations Agencies, Commercial and Corporate clients as well as potentially get involved with more charities like SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity).
What is important to note is that I will be graduating from my degree course and will then be applying myself to my business completely on a full time basis. This can only mean that my clients are truly going to get the best of me from here onwards.
Happy New Year