The Past, The Present, The Future

It has been 18 months since I decided to started blogging and about 2 years since I thought it would be a good idea to start documenting things happening around me.

To begin with I thought I would be concentrating on street, although I don’t know why given my interest in hill walking was very much taking hold. My idea was to create a blog to let me see myself progress and a way of comparing my techniques and composition over time. My memory is awful, so this was almost a diary for me to jog my memory of thoughts, feelings and challenges of shooting images of the situation at the time.

18 months after starting I have been posting regularly and have now just over 60 posts. Most people┬ádid not know of this blog, in fact, under its previous moniker of “MCR Street”, there was nothing for most people to even know it was me without some detective work.

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It was only through the support of family, friends on Facebook and colleagues that it made me realise other people enjoy my images and stories. So I thought it may be worth changing tac, renaming the website to be more personal, and give the site a funky new look.

In addition to the new look, the photos have been overhauled to offer larger previews, better resolution and just generally it’s nicer to look at. Lots of under the hood tweaks to speed things up for people (given my day job I couldn’t resist).

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When I started MCR Street I saw it being something similar to a blog I admire very much Shoot Tokyo. The blend of storytelling and explanation of the images in the blog is what drew me in. In reality the blog has morphed into a much more personal blog than I originally expected it to be.

I would like to sell prints in the future and dependent on how well the blog is received once it is publicised I think this would be a very exciting avenue to explore. For now though, I am more than content sharing my stories and images with people who would like to read.

If you are one of those people I would really like to thank you for visiting my site.

Thanks for reading.

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