I’ve decided to do something different and replicate one of my photo idol’s, Pete Souza (Chief Official White House Photographer), and put together a flashback of my 2015 entirely in photos. A lot of the photos are taken by me, some may be from other people, and a fair amount are from my phone or instagram, as I’ve used that a lot more in 2015 as a way of cataloguing small details in my life and intimate moments I never have a DSLR on hand for.

Without further ado… Here’s 2015

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So the year started with a job interview at the BBC, which didn’t go anywhere…
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and I then passed my driving test on the 20th January
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Talking of driving, here’s my driving instructor at a Wrestling party for his son..
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And then whilst I was still scraping the barrel of the dreaded Job Centre, I was hired to go on a UK tour with the band Woodward (don’t google em, they’re split up now)
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A week with these lads on tour taught me more than a month of A-Level photography lessons…
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And obviously I can’t forget about spending 3/4’s of 2015 with this one…
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And all too soon it was the start of April and I was shooting the Lost Dials at the Birmingham 02 Academy
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Followed quickly by a trip to PGL with my cubs for 5 days
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Which I quickly ran back from PGL to London on the sunday evening and shot the Lost Dials again at the Camden Barfly in mid-April
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The end of April brought my 4th year to Udine, and working as part of their FEFF journalist campus
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And I got to interview/meet Jackie Chan
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And spent 12 days with the best group of journalists from across the world on an impromptu apprenticeship that was pretty spectacular…
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Then returned back to the UK and shot the band THE TIDES at the HMV FORUM
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Whilst May brought nothing much, asides a day of easternKicks planning and one of the best films i’ve ever seen..
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But then the first week of June, I was back at Surya in Islington with the band IRON HANDS
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and my favourite film of the year JURASSIC WORLD was watched on the premiere day!
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Closely followed by a trip back to Gilwell Park for Fundays, and photoception…
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Then the end of June brought the London Pride event where over 100 Scouts marched through the streets..
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and the hashtag #CHEEKYWAHACA was born
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Along with a weekend at the regular Network Festival in Coventry at the start of July
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and hopping straight back to Gilwell Park the weekend afterwards for Gilwell 24
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The weekend after Gilwell 24 was a fashion shoot in Notting Hill for the carnival…
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and sadly, my nan died.
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The end of July brought a jamboree, Run To The Fun, in Plymouth at Mount Edgcumbe
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Where we ran a radio station/activity on site for all the scouts
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Following which I dashed back to London in August for lunch with my old friend Winston Wong
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And then dinner again in mid-August with all the London Scout Media gang… its just like Scooby Doo, but with more cameras!
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And the last week in August, I flew out to Eurobike in Germany with work!
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Where we went to a VIP press party at a fucking private rented CASTLE!!!!!!
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I did mention Eurobike right?
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Oh and the weekend after Eurobike was Gilwell Reunion. The less said about my antics…
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September brought the best night out of my year, at Secret Cinema’s EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
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The fortnight afterwards was our annual Cub Camp
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And my explorers made a mess…
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Following which was my birthday on the 27th September, and a KnucklePuck gig with Tom Hylands
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After which, I discovered in October that Life is a magic Pizza
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And I battled with Olly on the seesaw at the Youshape training weekend
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Where we also had the most excellent of fires at Dearne Valley for Youshape…
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And the end of October brought Scout Radio to SCAREFEST at Gilwell Park
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Where Scarefest had the best lazer and fireworks show i’ve ever seen
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The Monday directly after Scarefest was the 10th edition of the London Korean Film Festival
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And the following weeks lead to our filming the Bike Of The Year awards for Cycling Weekly in the Lakes
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Oh and in November I also went to watch a WWE House Show with Tom Bloomfield
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and caught a really good film afterwards…
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Leaping into December brought more meetups with this chap who’s moving to London
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And the final London Scout Media meetup of the year, Steak & Lobster at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square
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Oh, and STAR WARS happened with Dad…
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Then quite suddenley it was an impromptu Christmas dinner with this lovely one..
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And suddenly it was a Happy New Year!

So if youve made it through all that, well done!

And enjoy my ‘end of year’ Showreel of footage..

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