Towards the end of last year, I decided that in 2017 I would try to dedicate more energy to my photography. Suno Sitelen would be a key part of that – a solid, static and personal space upon which to share photos, rather than offering them up to the mysterious currents of social media. My intention is to share a new image/s once a week over the year. And given that it’s now the 14th, I’m already a week behind. This was always likely to happen at some point – my personal circumstances are not conducive to reliability in anything other than necessities. However, I will try to forgive that and move on with hope rather than self-recrimination.
It’s January and winter sunlight is making my ear burn as I type this. After yesterday’s snow, the heat is welcome. When the night comes, however, our little open fire becomes a second sun. I didn’t grow up with a proper fire – the first time I remember being around one was when visiting relatives in Yorkshire. But now the fireplace feels so essential. The sound is almost as warming as the flame itself, purring like a giant cat.
Fire truly is a living thing. I’ll never get bored of it.