Inside the 2013 Billionaires List – Facts and figures.
Just felt like sharing.
All throughout the year I have had merely a few opportunities for both casual and formal photography. Most of the family shots were asked to keep private, but I always take those opportunities to shoot abstract or organic shots at the locations we meet.
The formal shots that I enjoy showing you are from events or paid-work – but they have been few and far-between during this last year. This has been because of a few reasons, mostly self-inflicted.
The biggest and most important reason: We now have a baby-boy in the house. The monster is growing up big and strong. Thankfully he has not stolen too much of my photo opportunities yet I will admit to not taking my camera everywhere I go – he needs so many bags for his nappies/toys/etc that my camera gets second-billing, therefore is not a high priority.
Here are the finalists for each month throughout 2012 that I like most. Hope you like my effort… Wait, you might see a few photographs that show the progressive-bump on my wife. Aha, the little boy in our life got a few discreet photos online!
Whew, so many, yet is a great reminder of how awesome my year was! Yes, the year is not over yet!. According to my computer clock there is still another 5 1/2 hours left of the year! If we shoot any more photographs, I’ll post them in another article.
Here’s looking forward to another great year in 2013.
See you all there. Enjoy your NYE, share a few bottles, have fun with your kids and family!
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Thanks to a comment last night on my Facebook status, I spent my night dreaming through what my life would be like without a job. It wasn’t pretty, I did NOT like it.
Whilst my brain might be a bit addled these days with ‘Severe Vertigo‘, I still have the power to think, reason, create and succeed. I also have the fortitude to do things that others would see as unclimbable obstacles.
A Little Bit of History
In 1992, thanks to the actions of one person, my life changed completely. After my emotions spiralled downwards temporarily (for about 2 years), I found the inner strength to lift myself out of the chasm.
For about 3.5 years I spent every day wearing a $100 suit and carrying a near-empty brief case to my local employment-office – to look the part of the person I wanted to become. It paid off.
In mid 1996 I acquired a 6-week temp’ job in a government department. It was the ‘in’ I needed to start my way up the job-chain.
In 2012, after 14 years of shovelling-proverbial-shite, I found myself in a role that not only enables me to utilise every skill I have got, enhanced and learnt over the preceeding 20 years: I continually find it is actually fun and suits me.
So I focused my dreams last night onto what I would do to  fix my situation and head, plus what I would to  help a person whom I revere and respect immensely. Some days you need to focus on what matters, and not upon the things that hurting.
So I have TWO big projects to create and do over the next 11 months.
 Organise and participate in a 3+ person photo gallery. This will include the person I want to support, plus a few others whom I anticipate will want to be involved.
 Organise and participate in a 40+ person photo exhibition. Aha, you read right, forty people. There is a lot of work ahead of me for this project, yet it will be worth the effort.
Whilst you might think that this is a lot for any one person to do, I know I can do this. Plus hold down a 9-5 government job, PLUS do all the normal things I do.
Fortitude, strength, belief in self. Characteristics I have, despite what a few people believe or have seen of me.
So I am not quitting. I’m certainly not giving up. This is where I begin again. Thank you to those who didn’t believe me – you continue to strengthen me and give me the determination to achieve any goal I set of myself.
Those projects are not gonna get themselves done. And my baby boy is not going to survive without my help. It’s time to get off the couch, get on with life and do all I can to make myself better. I ain’t letting this one moment in my life tie me down or hold me back. This too will pass.