A firefly takes offBBC wildlife magazine office is in the city (I should go drop off a portfolio, right?). The brilliant Tim Flach has an exhibition here soon. Ben Osborne is going to speak at the uni soon talking about filming for Planet earth. Can I move to Bristol, you think?
In other non-news I put my Wildlife photographer of the year 2008 entry together. I am a lousy photo editor. S who has been helping me with the book will attest to that. I make the classic rookie mistake of getting attached to images that I really like or worked for. I forget about the viewer sometimes. So doing it in isolation, without third person perspective, this year made it quite hard. But I did use what folks on the blog, on Flickr and in person have responded to most. I leaned hard on S's judgments from when we put the book together. I did take some 'risks' though, this is still about personal vision.
For all those folks who hung around through the long silence, here's my entry, with that one image that I have been holding onto for so long. It'll be out in the book, so I guess I'll let the world see my baby. You've seen most of the other images at some point or the other.
PS: A wallpaper (image of your choice) for the first person to reconstruct how the never seen before firefly image was taken. People who've had explanations directly from me, don' t spoil it!