I’ve only just realised how long it is since my last post – I’m long overdue a few words to explain my absence !
At the moment I’m taking a short break from the project as you have probably already realised. There’s two reasons for the break :
1 – I’m busy !
As well as my family and equine portraits which you can find over on my main website I’m busy providing commercial photography services for smaller businesses. Added to that I’ve re launched a personal blog, Definitely Dreaming, and I’m currently busy writing an online photography course for beginners (if you want to be updated on that just sign up for my newsletter here, you’ll get a free mini guide to photo projects too). So with all that going on Fifty Portraits has to take a backseat for the next few weeks, I’m perfectly happy with that since it was always meant to be done at my own pace and never be a burden.
2 – I’m worried !
I love this project, I really do ! I’ve got to meet some really interesting people (33 of them so far) and hear their stories of what they do and how they came to start their business. I’ve learned about so many types of business that I would never have come across and I’ve enjoyed every single minute. So why am I worried ? Because one day it will end, and although fifty seemed like quite a daunting task at the beginning when I didn’t know if anyone would take this seriously and I had no idea how I would persuade so many people to volunteer, at 33 I feel like the end is getting a little too close ! I know 17 will take a little while longer but realistically I could very easily finish long before Christmas. But I don’t want to ! January and February are traditionally my quieter times and I know if I finish this year I’ll miss it so much after Christmas. So its time for a pause and a slow down so that I can still be working on it in the New Year.
If you have volunteered and I haven’t yet photographed you please don’t worry. I’ve got a list of everyone who has been in touch and I will contact you at some point to make arrangements.
If you haven’t volunteered but would like to please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little about your business.
I’ll be back soon !