Here’s my 9th yearly montage. Every January, I look back through my photos from the previous year and assemble a grid of 12 photos per month in chronological order. The top row is January, the next is February etc. It gives me a chance to reflect on some of the big and little things that happened.
That’s nine times I’ve made one of these. Nine times. I guess the 10th will feel especially crazy (or maybe the 12th - there’s probably some way of montaging the montages) but for now, nine is hard to believe.
2016, then. The general consensus is that it was a stinker. News-wise, yeah, not great. I feel like the indyref forever conditioned me to expect that all important votes are gonna go badly. Brexit was/is horrible and, when Trump won, the feeling of waking up to a confused world was, like, normal.
Amongst the many celebrity deaths, Hearing that Dylan Rieder had lost his long-fought battle with leukaemia was terribly sad. That boy had it all. Dave Mirra’s suicide hit hard too. Heaven is a halfpipe etc.
Personal-wise, 2016 was good. We got up to the highlands, over to Bruges, had a pals-holiday in Croatia and visited my brother-in-law in Barcelona. Lots of time wandering Glasgow and Edinburgh too.
Anyway, I’m feeling good, I’m motivated, I’ve got stuff to work on and my studio is tidy. Always forwards, never backwards. Happy New Year - have a great one x