Simon Roberts  Photo-Resolutions


Thank you to everyone who submitted a photography-related New Year’s resolution (rather than giving up smoking, again!). It was tough to edit them down but here, in no particular order, are my top ten….

“My photo related resolutions include: Don’t buy more unnecessary kit, a new lens, filter or accessory will not revolutionise my work, use what I have and be more creative with it.” Travis Hodges

“Walk slower and give myself more time to potentially hunt out images I would have normally walked past.” Paul Dowd

“Having spent the last two years doing my MA, this year I specifically want to do something for me. So had thought NY resolutions might be ‘to exhibit my work as much as possible’ and by the end of the year ‘to publish or to perish’. But I also said to myself on NYE that 2013, more than any other year, will be a year when I inspire my students as much as I possibly can.” Paul Bennett-Todd

“My resolution is to blog the entire progress and development from start to finish of a new project I’m working on that commenced on Jan 1st.” Dan Cainey

“To keep on top of my book keeping, make friends with the tax man and unlike my Uni work, complete it on time!” Benny J Johnson

“My photography related new years resolution is to just (I

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apologise for my language but I need to be stern with myself) fucking do it! I graduated from a photography degree over a year ago and have spent the time between then and now avoiding anything to do with photography, encompassed with some odd photography anxiety that I’ll never be good enough. So I’ve decided to just do it and to apply for everything and anything which will get my back on track and actually making work and writing again.” Sophia Wise

“To be more confident about my work and to show it to people rather than my 3 cats (who whilst being totally proficient with their critical analysis get very easily distracted if they have not been fed).” Emma Georgiou

“It’s as simple as this: To fall back in love with photography.” Grant Scott

“One resolution is to shoot more instinctively, sometimes you can think an over think an idea to the point that you don’t end up not shooting anything, not even a germ of the idea and the camera remains in the bag. The camera needs to get out of the bag and I need to just go with the feeling of lets just see what we get, it might be something, it might be nothing, but it will be worth it because you never know when something interesting is going to happen.” Alison Palmer

“My New Year’s resolution is to not make empty promises to myself.” Joshua Dudley Greer