So that's 2016 over with, then. I took some photographs, although not many. And even fewer that I actually liked. I've always hated pretty much every photograph I take - but I can't stop practicing this infuriating art, because I love it. In my quest to photograph the things I had seen, done and thought were nice (usually this is REALLY COLOURFUL stuff but not always) I got away with some shots that could pass at half decent.
I intend to work on improving upon this in 2017.
I just bought a second hand Canon EOS 5D MKII and 24-105mm f/4 kit lens (more on that another time) and I'm SO excited to see what this year brings, photo-wise.
For now, here are the photos I took in 2016 that I look back on and think 'yeah...yeah, that was alright, that was'.
We lost a legend in January 2016, and in Beckenham, Bowie's hometown, the tributes piled up. So many thousands of people headed to Brixton to pay tribute and create a makeshift shrine, but down in Beckenham we flocked to the site of his first ever show, and the bandstand in the park where he organised a summer festival in the 60's.
All photos were taken with my trusty little compact Sony RX100 M2. I've dropped it a fair few times and now it makes a sad little whirring noise whenever I use it. I wonder if it will meet it's maker in 2017? Time will tell....
All photographs Copyright Christina Owen 2017