......is a sentence I've heard in conjunction with many varied subjects. From steam engines to horses, flowers to motor racing, my love of photography has placed me and these subjects together firmly in the minds of others. That's not to say beautiful images can't be created of these topics - far from it- it's just I'm not the person to do it. And on a recent trip to the Cornish coast, I've realised I'm not made for landscape photography.
I'm not sure if it has anything to do with being born and raised in Birmingham, its furthest from the coast claim and more than its fare share of concrete, but taking photographs of the great outdoors just doesn't come naturally to me. I'm no heathen - I love a brisk walk on the beach and a hillside ramble, but given a choice and a camera, the energy and unpredictability of the urban setting wins every time. So, here are my attempts to put aside my concerns, get out of my comfort zone and bring urban photography to a coastal setting.
Till next time...