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Current mood : I took this while working (editing not making coffee) in a Starbucks by the venue in Orlando. He walked in, slumped in a chair and went to sleep. He had Jetlag too. Definitely. 

Current mood : I took this while working (editing not making coffee) in a Starbucks by the venue in Orlando. He walked in, slumped in a chair and went to sleep. He had Jetlag too. Definitely. 

It's been a while but we meet again. That old [foe] friend. Hello. I haven't missed you. Not one bit. You are always the by product of cherished memories, a side effect of living.

I wake at 3am and immediately try to hang on to sleep and a lack of consciousness. "Keep your eyes shut!" "Don't pick up your phone!". At 530am I decide it's time I stop. For the past two and a half hours I've been on my phone, natch, in pre-prod mode planning for next weeks shoots, mulling over a current edit and how to improve it and generally flitting from A to B via H and Z. A manner of all kinds of thoughts racing through my mind "What will a new sofa look like?", "Shall I go back to editing on my Wacom?", "What colour soap dish shall we get for the new bathroom?", "What flavour shake shall I have for breakfast?". It seems part of me enjoys this time. A time to think, no matter how unimportant or pressing. The only thing causing me to stop. The start of daylight.

Jet lag.

At 630am I give up on that now seemingly elusive luxury once known as sleep. I feed the cat, make some tea and head to the living room, putting my headphones on, listening to some music and reading on my iPad. By 730am I'm back in bed. Feeling groggy and lethargic I opt to give sleep one last chance. There's no way I could edit at the minute.

I wake up at 12pm with a headache. By 1pm I'm human again. Thanks to caffeine and water. I fire up my MacBook Pro and dig into some editing. The Wacom tablet is back out and the mouse is switched off and put away. I often switch between Magic Trackpad, mouse and tablet for editing, it's fun using them all for different reasons. The change keeps things fresh.

I stop work around 7pm, eat and rock the iPad till it's time to try and sleep again. Let's see how that goes.

Looking back...

Four years ago today I was moaning as well, I was on the way to LA suffering with Sinusitis.

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Six years ago today my work was featured in Digital Photographer magazine. It was the first time I was featured. I was then using a full Canon system and have recently gone back to Canon after spending around three years using Sony and Fuji cameras.

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