I gained my Covid-delayed DPAGB in January (see above image)! Delighted with my scores, I can now cross that off my list... Also this March, I gained my BPE4* (200 image acceptances at national level in British Photographic Exhibitions)... This one has taken years of work, I had my first acceptance in July 2017!
I'm also so nearly there in my EFIAP/bronze, I am only 3 away from 200 international image acceptances with the Federation d'Arte Photographique!
I'm also preparing a panel of images with the prestigious Master Photographer Association to go for my AMPA. So 2021 has proven to be rather exciting to day the least!
Also in the final stages of planning are my Spring workshops with Pen Llyn Lusitano's, Atkinson Action Horses, Ham House Stables and Yeguada Inspirada in Milton Keynes, looks like I'm going to be rather busy!
After the Christmas break I hand painted an old white wedding dress with a view to using it for some new work... Around that time I also began to become interested in the folklore and legends surrounding red threads, so many different interpretations for so many different cultures and religions....
I decided to create a collaboration of what these stories meant to other people and how I could fit the symbolism of the red threads into their life or their perceived destiny, all while wearing the amazing gown I created......
I plan to photograph 20 different people of all ages and gender, to illustrate their stories and combine my imagery into an art book by the end of 2020. I do love a good project!