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August 30, 2011


Alex Saville Photography

It's nice when you can leave a job but still enjoy it. I took VR about a year ago to become a full time photographer, and it's been hard going but I'm glad I did, as I've learnt a lot. I'd got to the point where I needed to cut loose from my old job and expand my capabilities, and do what I enjoy doing (though I've spent a lot of time of trying to build up the business, web design and not as much as I'd like on actually shooting! LOL). Still miss the people I worked a little, but sometimes you've just got to do these things in order to grow, and I meet new people. Hope everything is working out for you :)

Billy Myers

Why is one of the tin signs in the photograph so scratched and dented, and the other one (which apparently points in the wrong direction) so brand new and undamaged? This is disturbing.


I totally connect with this. I'm also a journalist (maybe its a media thing!) and have just come back from 18 months travelling abroad, taking space out after 10 years in the industry, trying to find out what I wanted to do next. It was a fantastic experience - often solitary, never lonely - and as I headed home I felt clear headed, grounded and certain of what I wanted next. But when I arrived back in May I had a bit of a panic about money, mortgages and real life and accepted a job that was a long way from what I had in mind. It hit a few buttons - not full time, reasonable wage, socially important sector. But from day one I knew that it wasn't for me and I felt I was selling out on the ideas and excitement my time away had generated. So I've scheduled a meeting with my boss for tomorrow and am going to resign (you could have written this story just to confirm I'm doing the right thing so thanks for that). I don't know what I'm going to do next either but I'm excited about the uncertainty of it too. Here's sending you best wishes in your new life David and hoping for the same in mine! Kind regards, Trish

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