Now that the dust has settled on the 52 weeks project, I can start to figure out what kind of photographer I am. I carry a camera almost everywhere I go, so I could see myself as a landscape photographer, a portrait photographer, a street photographer, an architectural photographer, a still life photographer, and plenty more.
But what I love to do most is take pictures in bars and pubs. I’m not even sure why, but I am at my happiest with a beer and a camera and an old fashioned bar. There’s something about the light, the dim interior, contrasted with the window light that shines in and picks out the sheen on a table, the varnish on the back of a chair or the bubbles in a glass of beer.
There is one obvious problem – though the first beer might be good for the photographer, once the glass is refilled it’s a downhill slope.
So perhaps I am just a one shot beer photographer.
But to be honest, there are worse things to be.