Sunday, June 29, 2008

The pain makes it real.

Originally uploaded by Paper Thin

Today I rode up to Helmsey to watch the road racing National Championships. I planned to take some photos of the day and enjoy the roadside atmosphere. All in all I think the bag I took weighed somewhere in the region of 15kg.
My route included going through Bransby, which I could remember had a steep climb but just how steep I would discover later. The body will do things that at first feel impossible, cycling gives the power to make me feel super human. It's as if suffering gives me strength I didn't know I pocessed. As I climbed today, my bag weighing heavier with each pedal, lactic acid making my muscles burn, all I could focus on was the pain and getting to the top. And then it was over, enjoy a quick rest during the descent and then do it all over again.
It might sound stupid to some people and not that great a way to spend a day off but each of us looks for our own sense of achievement.
I take photos for the same reason. The feeling of seeing a shot on film that is exactly how I imagined it as I took it is incredible. The above photo shows someone else's moment of suffering on Bulmer Bank. This image looks exactly how I wanted it to and therefore a success even before others judge it.
I will continue to take photographs and climb hills on my bike. It's as if pride won't allow me to stop.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Finally getting around...

Originally uploaded by Paper Thin
to editing my SF photos. Digital first and then later on FILM.

Think I've been putting it off because I don't want to be reminded I'm not there anymore.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Trying to find the time I want to kill.

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. There are many reasons for this but not too many I am going to share.
One thing I will say is that nice guy's finish last when in the 'work' environment, it sucks but it's true.
I'm still taking photographs, I still ride bikes and I still go to bed really early.
I think everyone and their dog knows about The Mighty Boosh, but if this doesn't make you smile just give up now