One year ago, 5 September 2012, I posted a single image to a new blog, belgradestreets.
Thanks to you, those who read, like, and comment, on my posts, belgradestreets has altered my view of the world.
Given me a new creative outlet. Changed my life.
Always interested in blogging and photography, I had never chanced on a topic that caught my imagination enough to keep up any real consistency.
My first venture into photography saw me carrying a Kodak Instamatic 126 across Europe, aged 13.
I was so proud of that little plastic camera!
Ahead lay a school camping trip which took in Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Luxembourg, Rome, Venice, Milan, Genoa, Split, Rijeka, Zadar, Monaco, Avignon and many more.
I remember well the cries of boredom from my audience as I presented, with so much pride, my slides, which comprised a hovercraft across the English Channel, several aspects of the bridge at Namur (I was quite captivated), a bridge in Luxembourg and one shot of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.
And, err, that was about it.
Some of those slides are still in an old tin box. Waiting to be brought back to digital life.
My inspiration for belgradestreets came from many sources. Not least a challenge from a far away friend to find and photograph examples of asymmetric wrought iron.
Spurred on by my desire to share my increasing love for a fascinating city.
A city full of contradictions and questions.
Here are twelve images to mark the first year of belgradestreets. One from each month (well almost).
Derived from shots I rejected when compiling posts. My very own bloopers?
Like us all, I don’t know what the next year will bring.
I will continue to share belgradestreets with you. I will strive to find ways to keep it fresh. To document the life of this captivating city of culture.
So, if you were me, where would you take belgradestreets?
14 thoughts on “one year on belgradestreets”
I don’t know why you consider these “bloopers”…they all tell a story…CONGRATS on you first year!
Thank you! And what a year…
Andy, have you considered making a Facebook page for your work? I would love share it that way.
Gorgeous work!…all year long 🙂
Congratulations! I ll be the first buying your book! Your pictures are wonderful!
Brilliant set of rejects. One whole year……….you deserve an award for perseverance……..it ain’t easy keeping at it all that time……….and especially maintaining the quality images that we see here. Congratulations Andy.
Thank you….I have a personal FB page, maybe I should have one also for belgradestreets?
Thank you, really appreciate that! More details of where book can be bought very soon 😊
Thank you John, the sense of community helps maintain momentum!
Well done and I look forward to many more
Thanks Jack, really appreciated!
I love the October photo!
And I look forward to coming to BG to buy a copy of your book.
Thank you, looking forward to your reviews of Belgrade’s coffee shops — and maybe having a coffee with you! Andy