From the family Christmas dinners to the Sunday walks in the woods, there was always a reason for my Dad to have his analogue camera with him. This passion for photography was passed on from him to me. Follow the link to see my childhood in analogue.
I learnt from a very early age that photography was important to my Dad, we had countless albums of vintage photos from his youth and more from the birth of my brothers and I.
If it was our birthday or Christmas, the camera would be out. Everything and anything has been captured, even one of my first days back at school.
My favorite photographs from childhood are from our Sunday walks in the woods and local hillsides. These were the perfect family occasions for taking beautiful photographs and spending time together. Some of my happiest times were on these walks, from seeing my first frog to skipping stones in the rivers. The best though, was going to the local castle and watching the signets grow up into beautiful swans and if we were lucky, there would be a dragonfly or two hovering around too.
This is a photo of my Dad in his younger years with my aunt, I love the vintage coloring in this photograph.
He is my inspiration to keep trying and learning photography, because as well as family portraits and snapshots, I have a bundle of stunning photographs of swans and rivers, woodland and hillsides.
Here are just a few of those shots:
When I was 13 years old, we went to the zoo and safari park, this was an annual tradition. But this year was special because I was allowed to use my Dad’s Ricoh K5 camera. With a bit of help and some expert tips I was really proud when we got these photographs back.
From then on I was hooked on capturing moments. I would spend my pocket money on one use cameras, take photo booth photos with friends and even bought a really cheap Polaroid camera one year.
I can’t wait to have kids of my own so I can capture their special moments, and one day, hopefully, they will find a passion for photography like my Dad and I.