I was Disappointed that the film I made of i porter did not get selected for Kendal Mountain Festival recently. Gutted in fact. However, I had good feedback from the organisers and will take on board their advice and go for a re-edit to make it tighter and perhaps a more manageable chunk for other festival viewers to sit through (I'm planning on cutting it back from its current 30 minutes to a 20 minute film). Once I'm happy I'll then enter the piece to other film festivals - thanks for the advice that some of you have already filtered through in terms of where I might try and place it.
And now to Success, a much happier thing to report. The exhibition at The Royal Geographical Society last week went very well. More than 500 people came along to see it, including 110 on the reception evening. It got a very good response and has raised several hundred pounds for Porters' Progress UK. Thanks to some of you who made it along on the night. (I've attached 2 pics from the reception evening.)
I'm sorry that I have not gotten out the Pledges to you as promised so far, it has been a busy two months with one thing or another. I plan on going into the darkroom early in January to get the silver gelatin porter portraits printed up, signed and sent out, together with the other items. I'm hoping to have the film re-edit done by then as well. So thank you for your patience.
Other than that things have gone quiet. Next up on my 'Things to Do' list is a collaborative project with Harriet, my wife (the brilliant writer/poet), that aims to celebrate the beauty and value of trees. Watch this space, as they say.
That only leaves me to wish you all a brilliant festive season and I hope that 2015 turns out to be a superb year for you all.
And a massive thanks for supporting my project.