Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Visiting family for Christmas...

Sunrise, Astbury Lake, Congleton © Michael Robert Williams

I'm back in Congleton for a few days visiting my family. It seems that whenever I'm back here where I grew up I get nostalgic and sentimental.
I got up early and took a walk around the lake. Its only a short walk from my parents house. It was a really beautiful morning, one of those great winter mornings - but freezing cold.
I love this lake. This still feels like one of the places where I learnt to photograph. All those times I dragged my younger brother over here for another 'photo session' - me trying to compose moody portraits, thinking I was Anton Corbijn shooting some band somewhere instead of my brother at the lake.
I think sometimes when I'm on a shoot now somewhere in the back of my mind I'm still at this lake...
Its just a really beautiful place. But sadly parts of it are being built on now, it makes me wonder how long the place I grew up will still be here. More houses are being built around parts of the lake. I personally wish they would leave this area alone.

Sunrise, Astbury Lake, Congleton © Michael Robert Williams

Astbury Lake, Congleton © Michael Robert Williams

Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hello...... It's been a little nuts over the last month - lots of end of year stuff to finish, deadlines, etc... So I'm sorry about the lack of new posts, and I'd been trying to be so much better about it too :p

I'll post some recent portraits etc very soon.
Will be better in the new year.
And on that note I hope you have a great holiday & best wishes for the New Year!

Thank you to everyone who helped this year - old friends, new friends... everyone I worked with :)
Merry Christmas!
Looking forward to 2009!