However like many photographers, eventually I began to warm to a particular photographic style - in my case it was landscape photography. I love to capture the beautiful light of the country I live in, and believe me there are some beautiful locations here. I will always shoot landscape, purely because I love it. The light in the West of Ireland is very special and if you're mindful of it, can present some beautiful opportunities - to enjoy and not just photograph.
However there is a part of me that feels that beautiful landscapes have more to offer than reflective lakes and diffused morning light. There is a part of me that thinks that I'm ignoring some other opportunities. There is a part of me that wants to go back - to when I started shooting - five years ago.
This year 2012, I hope to explore and experiment some more. Maybe I can bring a bit more of me to my images. Maybe I can go back to what it was that brought me to photography in the first place.
It probably won't be pretty - it probably won't be West of Ireland. But it will be me.
Thanks for listening - John.