I do not have a particular photographic genre, I do not always think about the kind of photos I want to take before heading out with my camera and I do not necessarily plan the mood or landscape I am trying to capture. What I do like is to photograph things that appeal to me, I like to find scenes that are clear and crisp, I like strange angles and a little bit of abstract, sometimes I like to take candid photos that may or may not include people and I always know that my memory card will contain a mixture of images that capture the day in its entirety.
When I was in the UK earlier this year, I was invited to spend a few hours at the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary based in Brentwood, Essex. This sanctuary is a non-profit organisation that dedicates its time to caring for unwanted and mistreated animals from across the county. Greatly supported by the artist Leona Lewis, Hopefield cares for a vast menagerie of animals; from cattle and horses to ducks and cats as well as smaller varieties including rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchilla. This is a great place to bring the kids, as the sanctuary encourages interaction with the animals and a host of events are always arranged to bring attention to this great cause.
My very first photo walk of 2015 happened whilst visiting the UK during the New Year. Things had been a little hard going and I needed to let off some frustrations, what better way to do this then to step out with my camera.