18 or Over.

Ok, I know. It’s half way through January. But i’ve been busy. Busy picking photos.

But dammit, it’s not easy to choose your best shots of the last year. I don’t mean that to sound conceited, but it’s just I took a shedload of photos last year and it takes a lot of legwork to prune them down. Oh boo hoo.

Anyway, last time around, I just went for 17 shots which I loved from the previous year, but frankly that was tortuous, so this year I’ve plumped for a collection of shots that I really like (note: subjective) wrapped up in the 3 different categories where my photography seems to inhabit: Street, Corporate & Events and Travel.

Enough yadda, hope you enjoy. Here’s the 2018 chart rundown…

Street life.

2018 was a busy street year. Whenever I got the chance, I’d get up into London - hopefully with decent light - and see what I could get. Prime spots were Soho and surrounding areas, the Tate Modern and perhaps slightly oddly, the new area around Kings Cross.

Corporate shindigs & happening Events.

From brand launches for pharma companies, to 1940’s Days to Will Young, 2018 was the year of the event. Had loads of fun out there - for clients new and old - capturing chefs cooking, beers being drunk and rugs being cut.

Big days out - travels with the family.

Got around last year. Maybe not as far or wide as the year before (actually, I went to Australia so I couldn’t have gone any further really…), but from Devon to The Isle of Wight with Brighton, France and Belgium in-between it was a year of fun for travel snaps with and without the rest of the brood.

Heaven '17

Ah, the end of the year list - a perennial December favourite.

And so like any good media outlet not worth its salt looking to fill some column space, it's time for my top ten photos of the year. However, in an exciting contextual twist, I'm going to pick 17 for 2017. See, it's a theme.

Anyway, below are my choice pics of the last 12 months in no particular order. And what a year - visits to Australia and the Lake District, celeb image opportunities and huge amounts of fun shooting out on the streets of London and elsewhere.

These aren't necessarily the 'best' technical shots of the year, just the ones I like the most and under each one I've explained why. What's your favourite? Let me know know in the comments!

Warning: next year, I might even do 18. With another bad pun.