All work and no play makes for a very dull blog.


Working nights certainly has its good side. I get to see a little sunshine during the day, the roads are quiet and we get free catering but it also makes me very tired, and at the end of my shift I get dropped off at home and crawl straight in to bed.

It’s not very exciting.

I’ve worked nights before in call centers and other jobs but nothing quite like this.

A lot of you have been asking what I am doing here for work. I hope you will understand that I’ve decided to keep somethings private when it comes to my professional life. I will say that I am learning heaps from new position. I’m working with a few photographers and the benefits to my own work so far have been staggering.

IMG_7472Australia is a small place in the global community and I always knew that if I wanted to progress my career in Photography I would need to go to London, LA, New York or Berlin. As somebody who has been self taught I had reached a place with my work where I simply could not improve any further without the knowledge of a more experienced and talented mentor. Now I have three which is amazing.

I wrote a couple of days ago about how inspiring it is to be working with other creative people at the top of their field but it’s also a huge step for the development of my own skills. A year and a half ago I never thought this would be possible. It just goes to show that you never know just what the future can hold for you if you stick to your dreams.

Alas this isn’t a working holiday for me but my weekends should become my own again very soon which means more sun and icecream. Stonehenge beckons and I’ve had a few offerers to stay with friends and blog buddies around the UK which I plan to take up. Adventures are come soon, I promise. I did manage to get out to Kensington Gardens to check out the palace and go for a walk in the sunshine last weekend.







4 thoughts on “All work and no play makes for a very dull blog.

  • June 14, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Very cool, Shannon. I think I have an idea of what you’re doing, and that is very neat! Glad you’ll be getting out more. Stonehenge is a bit of a disappointment, now you can’t get within 150 yards of it, or so I’m told. Unless you stop in a lay-by on the motorway, then you’re almost within reach! Make sure you go to Windsor Castle, it’s still a residence of the Queen, but a lot of it is tourable, and there are some fantastic picture opportunities.

    Peace <3

  • June 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    One of your weekends you should take the train to Portsmouth. Everyone should stand in the spot on the HMS Victory where Nelson was mortally wounded.

  • June 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    we can’t have shannon being a dull boy. good to see the sun shining over there for ya and your getting out in it.

    being self taught can only lead you so far but it’s always good to learn from those before you. One thing I ahve found is that a lot of other photographers are quite happy to share the knowledge.

    btw, your supposed to be in the bed to sleep πŸ™‚ hehehe

  • June 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

    That photo makes me laugh. It’s great that your learning at work. Hopefully it will prove worthwhile.


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