I have been entering the Iris Awards since I began professionally shooting in 2009. My goal was to reach the top and receive a gold award for one of my images. Up until this year it hadn’t happened. I called it silver constipation. This year though I got me some gold. My goal was to get one and I got three. I was over the moon. I can now call myself a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional photography. I think Master sounds better than Fellow but I am here until I get me three more golds and become a Grand Master. It is good to have goals. So below is a bit of a pictorial journey of my incredibly happy week.
Also the inner world tour seems to have dropped off the blog. I just dove so deep into creating these images that I had no creative juice left for blogging so please forgive me. I will be resuming the adventure very shortly.
Before I ever won my own gold medal I photographed a top of an image of Kaye Davis one of my heros and then photoshopped my name on it and kept it on my computer as it’s start up picture. I looked at that every day until it felt real. I even changed my password to GoldFellow at one stage so each time I logged in I could be reminded of my goal.
Proud as punch I am.
These three images are the first ones I have created for the Block and Flow Exhibition