Why write a personal photography blog?
I have a New Year’s resolution I want to share with you. If I share then I’m more likely to actually stick to it, right? My resolution is to post a lot more of my personal happenings here, on my blog. I want to take more images of everyday life. Whatever and wherever. I’ve recently started playing around with old film cameras and I would love to share my (frustrating) progress with them. Weekly blogs would be ideal, however, that prospect is wholly unrealistic and I’m sure would bore you to tears. No, monthly musings are more manageable. Committing to posting a personal photography blog once a month should be easy enough. Remind me I said that in a month’s time!
Like a January gym-goer clad in florescent Lyrca I’m eager to get started. I have a plan and I’m sticking to it. 12 personal photography blog posts over the course of a year. This first instalment is a great one and I can see all other months failing miserably to live up to it. After all, this post is about a once in a lifetime adventure. I imagine other months will be more mundane. Old ladies in bus shelters. Images of my dog looking crestfallen. That sort of thing. But for now I’m excited to share these Tanzanian delights.
Last month, Rosa and I set off for a 10 day honeymoon, flying into Nairobi and catching an internal flight to Selous game reserve. We didn’t see the big 5, the Cheetahs eluded us but we saw so many incredible sights. Not all of them pretty. Who knew dead Hippos could explode? Seeing baby Pumbas (warthogs) was a special sight although I think our obsession with them caused some concern for our guide! 3 days of safariing later we headed to the island of Zanzibar to spend Christmas on the beach and hang out with some massive tortoises. Not only are the 200 year old tortoises incredible, the people of Tanzania are too. Their welcoming smiles and heartfelt greeting of ‘Jambo’ will stay in my memory for a long time. Here’s our adventure in a handful of images.