Having saved up for my first DSLR, I have spent the majority of 2014 learning how to use it (it’s an on-going thing…). What a steep but thoroughly enjoyable learning curve. Picking a friend’s brain, delving into magazines, scouring photojournals and visiting exhibitions and showings of local photography. I have lapped it all up. I’ve found inspiration in the smallest of things such as trying to capture a dandelion, and deep joy and trepidation being told on entering Victor Hugo’s Hauteville House ‘NO FLASH’ and stepping into the mirrored paranoidal world to draw out some soft but deep imagery of his life. To date – where I took my favourite photograph of my daughter. I have a very very long way to go, but my first steps have been so enjoyable, the long wait has been worth it.