Tuesday, 31 December 2013
It’s been an interesting year. I…
- walked away from a 16 year career in the media. Part of me suspects I’ll go back one day; another part of me hopes it’s permanent. I’ve since learned that several other journalists I know have done the same.
- started learning Korean.
- spent three straight months in poor health, variously from a pinched nerve, flu and bronchitis.
- spent 20 minutes with Norman Reedus. The last five minutes were spent nerding over cameras.
- took greater steps to being the change I want to see in the world by actively speaking out against racists in the media, including some former colleagues.
- shot the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Big Day Out. Temperatures rose to 45 degrees celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).
- had the supreme satisfaction of telling a former employer who once screwed me over, and then had the temerity to sound me out over a new commercial proposition, that he can’t afford me anymore.
- dined with Samantha at Momofuku Seiōbo.
- started shooting weddings on a professional basis.
- shared a sausage sandwich with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
- House of Cards. Nothing else is worth watching.
- installed solar panels on my house. I’m doing my bit to help save the world by using clean, free energy while reducing my bill by 40 per cent.
- discovered Æbleskivers.
- had an incredible photographic adventure in Bali where I stayed awake for 48 hours straight.
- built a giant LEGO R2-D2 in a five-hour marathon.
- finished my third year of shooting one self portrait a day.
Now, I have to ask the question that I’ve asked myself twice before: do I continue with this blog? I gotta be honest – I’m really, really tired.