I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Nice day with my parents in Wales. We visited a church in a small village with a tree that is around 5,600 years old.

Bank holiday coffee by the lake.

I’ve been struggling with my depression again the last couple of months. I’ve been lent a massive Lego kit to build, it’s great for occupying my mind.

Starting to play around and appreciate the camera on the iPhone XS a bit more. Only had it a couple of weeks, but it’s a big jump from my iPhone 7.

Excited for this to arrive today! Big fan of @austinkleon’s other books.

Arrived in the office to this. Brilliant 👍🏻

I’ve finally had the chance to go through and edit some of my photos from a family holiday back in September. It was the first holiday I’ve hand in a few years so I thought I’d share some of them here.

It was also a good excuse to try out the new iPad version of Darkroom. It worked pretty well, although there were a few bugs I hit when editing a number of photos in quick succession.

Christmas present from my Dad.

In an effort to be less reliant on my iPhone, and to improve my morning routine by not having my phone wake up, I’ve bought myself an alarm clock. It’ll sit on the drawers opposite my bed so I’ll have to get up to turn it off. The best thing about it? No glowing.

Had a good weekend catching up with some friends, meeting their friends, going to their church, walking, drinking coffee, eating good food, and having deep discussions late in to the night. A good weekend all round.



Went for a walk in the evening sun last Sunday, took the opportunity to take some more photos as I went. Since I stopped using Instagram I’ve noticed I’ve stopped taking as many photos, trying to change that.

The Championship kicked off today, I made it a long to Forest’s first game of the season for the first time in years. Of course it helped that it was in only 45 minutes down the road in Bristol and that Tim and I got renew rivalries once again.

With all the tension of the game I only took these two photos. I really need to start taking more pictures.

It finished up 1–1, Forest looked very strong in the second half so I’m hopefully all the early season optimism that’s building up will actually have something to stand on this season.

Ashton Gate Stadium.

#nffc

Took this on my way out of Westminster Central Hall after the London Men’s Convention yesterday. Great to hear John Piper speak and The Lord use his words to speak to many of the men who were there.

Tomte

Skeletal

First day

My first shift at this place today.

Last week I been took part in a little seven day photo challenge over on Micro.blog and it was a really fun exercise. Each day was given a subject by the initiator Doug Lane, and those taking part had to post a photo depicting their interpretation.

What I enjoyed about that whole process was the extra creative project that ran alongside my two jobs. As a designer I’m always creating something, but over the last few years I slipped into a pattern of only creating things for my clients and rarely doing anything for myself. Something I’ve been trying to rectify this year. What the challenge did though was give me some parameters to work within. In the past I’ve considered these little things but found myself taking photos that were very similar and soon lost interest. I found the subject for each day caused me to look at my day in a slightly different way. Rather than just looking to take a photo, I was forced to seek out a way of capturing something specific. It forced me to observe and look at the world with a slightly different perspective, seeing things in a way I wouldn’t normally.

I’d certainly like to do something similar in the future, maybe with a twist of picking a piece of music to reflect a theme for the day, or recording a 1 minute thought about a personal design project. Who knows, I’m open to some suggestions.

Here’s a contents of my entries:
Squares
Tasty
On the move
Up close
Liquid
Seasonal
Shadows