The Big Move

For over eight years now I have been living here and in the same place.  It became something of a sanctuary to me, a place where I can hide from those things that trigger my PTSD or Anxiety.  Without going into it, the time from when I was medically retired from the Police and until the time I found this place, was something I wish to forget.
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What Do You Say?

If you had read my last post, you would know that I only recently found out my best friend had taken his own life about a month ago. He was the most positive and strongest (emotionally) person I knew.  The news was heartbreaking but what’s even more heartbreaking is that he left two beautiful daughters and a very loving and patient wife who I am also proud to say is my friend.
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To Me A Photograph Is An Emotion Captured In Time

To me, photography is about taking a snapshot of a moment in time that may never happen again, it is just as much the telling of a story, whatever that story may be.  I am not a portrait photographer, the subject must be able to tell a story, sometimes it may just be a story that means something to me.  I never plan shoots, the closest I come is deciding which camera to take or both of them. In these images look past the subject, try to feel what I felt, find the tale, the story, sometimes it might only be one word, sometimes many.
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The Code 9 Foundation

On April 8 2003 our founder, Mark Thomas, attended a suicide as part of his policing duties and he was hit hard by the sight. Something was markedly different to any other deceased persons or trauma scenes he had attended in the past but failed to recognise and heed to the subsequent warning signs. Although Mark did not spill one drop of blood that day, he was still undeniably severely injured; the resultant psychological damage was significant.
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