The #10YearChallenge

January 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

We all love an Internet Meme ... 2019 has started with a bang with the 10YearChallenge

It's pretty simple post a picture from 10 years ago side by side with a picture from today. Then we can all see how well we've aged or not.

For some they are embracing the whole thing and taking the opportunity to show something embarrassing ... bad haircut, poor fashion sense etc etc ...

Others are being a bit more vain and taking the time to maybe show how they haven't aged a bit ...

 

  10 years is quite a long time though isn't it ?

10 Years ago I was

  • In a career in a banking job that I was enjoying less and less.

  • Part way through a series of back issues, in line for a second surgery that ultimately resulted in a 3rd surgery that has resolved the issues.

  • Wondering what else was out there

It's also the time when I rekindled my photography. Like most hobbies I had peaked and then troughed, my old film SLR was just too much to take out on a family outing and digital didn't offer what I wanted for a price I wanted to pay ... until now.

For anyone under 20 it might be amazing to think that before smartphones we reserved photos for reasonably special occasions.

10 years ago this was my day


 

What about today ?

Skip forward to now and I'm a full time photographer enjoying my creative life,

taking pictures and in some cases changing people's lives by showing them a version of themselves they never thought possible.

I even held a gallery of portrait that I've taken in the heart of Brick Lane ... not many people can say that ...

 

 

Have you taken part in the 10 Year Challenge

Here's my take on it though. It's not just about the pictures. When I started this post it was going to be more about how I have or haven't change etc.

In reviewing some pics and taking some time to travel in the photo time machine ... actually it's more about how the things around me have changed, the journey it's taken and a little thinking about where I may want to be in 10 more years !!

 


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