Ive dropped in a few times since receiving the email about the forum being open, just doing the forum stalking thing and feeling safe from behind my keyboard. I felt a bit hesitant in posting, not exactly sure why, but I thought maybe by saying Hi I'd get over my nervousness.
My hobby is photography...well it's probably gone past a hobby now as I've been invited to exhibit my photos at different places for the last few years. I've got exhibits coming up in February and July. I love landscapes and where I live offers up a different perspective every day. I'm not into photographing people unless it is doing candid stuff but I've have been invited to shoot events on occasions. I've got a couple of people who inspire me photographically...one I've known for about 10 years and another only a couple of years. They do totally different work, one shoots aerial photos, from planes and choppers and things, and his work is considered abstract, the other does photo manipulations, taking photos and then making a surreal image, photo art type stuff. I see their work and hope that maybe one day I can get to their level.
I've joined because I need to give up drinking. For the last few months my drinking has become out of control. I don't know when to stop. It has affected my personal relationships, my housemate moved out (although she has moved back in during the last week), and I broke up with my girlfriend. I know I need to get my life into gear, just not entirely sure how to do that at this point in time.
Looking forward to meeting people and chatting about ways we can help each other through the difficult times ahead