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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The weeks drag. The years fly.

Weeks drag, years fly. A statement uttered by Ben in one those strange moments of philosophical profundity and layman insight he's inclined to have after the seventh drink.

It's been the longest stretch since the beginning of my photographic endeavours that I've posted here, which isn't to say I've been weaned from photography; far from it. But geopoltical macrocosm's and personal events have shifted priorities and circumstances to an obscene degree leaving enthusiasm towards anything, particularly editing through images, at low ebb.

Of course there have been political fluctuations both here and across the pond that have become so distressing that I can no longer bring myself to open a newspaper. But also, on a more personal level, I have had to contend with personal loss in the form of Dan and Georgia, two friends who passed away last October. And also my mother, who suddenly passed last month and is something no amount of going straight back to work to occupy myself is allowing me to ignore/accept/comprehend as yet.

However, I have taken some comfort in the outpouring of support from friends, who have come out in force and some which I haven't seen in 6+ years. And also I've been going back through images from the past 8-9 months and editing them down to an acceptable few. The images in these three concurrent posts are, firstly, from 2017 onwards, the post below that is picking up where I left off in Summer 2016.

A Kings Meadow reunion: Drinking at 'The Tree' for the first time in a decade. March 2017
At Kings Meadow, 2005
At Kings Meadow, 2017

Shooting up





Dean, March 2017

Ben at his flat, March 2017
Legend at the Purple Turtle, March 2017





Raquel at Bag o Nails, April 2017



Josh

Me and Adam, reunion after 6 years

Mark Claus

Raquel at Kongs

David at Kongs

Bag o Nails cat







July - December 2016

The Smiths outside Salford Lads Club, 1985
Pilgrimage to Manchester for The Smiths, 2016


Frankie



Josh


Alex & Luke





Little brother Dutty


Roddy at the flat

Heroin kit

Frankie & Josh, Boxing day 2016

David, Boxing day 2016



Alex at Bens flat, Christmas Day ,2016
Ben, Christmas Day, 2016
Raquel