Life has distracted me a from my photography and updating my blog in recent months. The last year has had its up & downs. Recent events has taken its toll on me emotionally.

On the 18th December 2022 during a short stay in hospital my Dad passed away unexpectedly due to complications with an existing heart condition. Nothing could have prepared us for that day. Our hearts are broken & the world grew a little darker.

I’m not exactly sure why I feel the need to write this update to my photography blog, as it’s not exactly photography related. But I feel as if I should explain my increased lack of engagement with my blog of late. Maybe it will help me to deal with recent events.

I’ve not picked up my DSLR in over 6 months and any photography I have mustered recently has been mobile snapshots. I’m not dismissing mobile photography, it’s a medium I’m becoming more & more happy with as mobile phone camera technology advances. I particularly like my trusty iPhone 12 Pro (yes I’m an Apple geek).

I’m hoping as we move into Spring and the weather warms up I will be inspired to venture out on photo expectations again. I have vague ideas for new photo collection themes but the inspiration is alluding me at present. Which along with recent events have contributed to my absence from photography lately.

Hopefully I will have some more photography work to post in the near future.


4 thoughts on “Absence

  1. I am very sorry to hear of your dads passing Ryan. I have also been relatively absent from taking photos and blogging except for a few iPhone photos now and then. . My heart and mind is just not in it lately. My wife has been challenged with a health issue this past year which requires my help and support and that takes up the majority of my time. Even though her doctors are positive my mind tends to wander to “what if” scenarios. I guess what I am trying to say is that while I cannot know exactly how you are feeling I can understand for the most part. As far as posting about it goes sometimes it helps to talk about it.

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    1. Thank you for your words Joe, and sorry to hear about your own situation. My thoughts are with you & your wife. At the moment I still feel numb, like it’s not quite real. I guess I’ve not really dealt with the emotions of it all.

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