Simplicity, the art of being simple.
The key to photography?
Sometimes life is complex and just too fast for us all to cope with. Who hasn't felt like just getting off the merry-go-round that is daily living and just stop for a while.
I have been lucky enough to have done this and got away to Te Anau more than once in the last month. It really has got my creative juices flowing again. It has also really let me take that step off the treadmill and slow down a bit. My life appears to be taking a totally different and very exciting new direction and this break couldn't have been better timed.
I came to the conclusion that photography trips are best shared with good friends and good whisky and that the quality of the images that can come out of these trips is irrelevant. The upside of trips like this is that the inspiration that the collective group has rubs off and that a by product of this is that the imagery improves. I know that sounds backwards but that's just the way it is.
I have to thank Ian Walls and Graham Dainty for their inspiration and good humour, it was a great week!