Why the radio silence?

Lion's Head Cape Town South Africa

Lion's Head Cape Town South Africa

I know I know - I haven't posted since November 2015!! A big slap on the wrist to me, however it's been a pretty busy 5 months and I'd like to explain myself!

First things first...at the end of last year I left the beautiful city of Bath where I had lived for past 12 months. Being my University town (I studied there form 2008-2012) it was sad to leave for the second time, however I think I'll be back one day! OK, but why's that stopped me posting, huh? Well...I'm lucky enough to say that I've now moved into my very own place in Chiswick (West London) which I've been doing up for the past 3 months and I love it! As I'll now have a little more time on my hands now that it's (mostly) finished, my intention is to increase the number of blog posts I write. Expect a combination of visual story telling and ironic, dry wit!

Bath Abbey and Alexandra Park Sunset, Bath, UK

Bath Abbey and Alexandra Park Sunset, Bath, UK

From West to East!

From West to East!

But that's not it! I've also managed to squeeze in a few trips away since November to feed my travel appetite.

In February, I spent a long weekend in Seville with my Dad, drinking €1 beers, €8 bottles of Rioja (in a resturant!) and sampling some of the finest tapas I've ever had! Mouthwatering blog post to follow!

Patio de los Naranjos, Seville

Patio de los Naranjos, Seville

Then, the following weekend, I flew to South Africa to photograph the most amazing wedding of Lauren and Paul Tisdale at the Clifftop Lodge, an exclusive Safari hideaway nestled on, you guessed it, a clifftop in the Welgevonden Game Reserve, which is a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg. It was a small, intimate wedding, but also the most original wedding I've photographed as Lauren and Paul went out on safari after the wedding lunch!

Lauren & Paul Tisdale

After 3 days at the game reserve, I flew to Cape Town for 4 days. Everyone I'd spoken to about Cape Town had said it was an incredible city, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. And oh my...what a city! It was an incredible experience and I took some images I'm really proud of and can't wait to put up on the walls in the flat! Here's one for now, taken from a quick helicopter ride I took at sunrise with Zach Louw. Cape Town is a photographer's playground and it merits its own blog post (or more!).

Cape Town Sunrise Aerial

Cape Town Sunrise Aerial

Finally, I escaped damp dreary London in March with my talented girlfriend Sarah Clifford for a week in Rome which was an incredible culinary experience, as well as a good work out as we walked around this amazing metropolis from sunrise to sunset. As with the other trips, I'll have to whack the photos into a separate post to do them justice!

Colosseum Sunrise, Rome, Italy

Colosseum Sunrise, Rome, Italy

That's it for now - hope you liked the teasers above and check back soon for the full blog posts from these trips!

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Cheers,

Sam