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Positive Thinking

I make no secret of the fact I’m an optimist. I always choose to look upon things with a hopeful view and believe that the best possible outcome is in easy reach. True, sometimes this can be no more than wishful thinking, but that’s just the way my mind works.

Last night I noticed, through the snowflakes, my weekly reminder that the bin men are due: the wheelie bins of my organised neighbours all lined up neatly on the street. With nearly a foot of snow on the ground and no sign of the blizzard slowing, I thought it was optimistic to think the council would even attempt to do their rounds the next morning. I loved the idea, however, that despite that, all the dustbins in my street were waiting in hope. I liked the thought so much, in fact, that I went out and immortalised the scene on camera. And so has begun my new photographic adventure…

I’ve decided to capture, whenever I see them, moments of optimism. I don’t yet know what I’m going to do with all the photographs I collect, nor how long I plan to do this for; I just like the idea that these images will document hopeful moments, leaving their eventual outcome open to interpretation depending on your inclination. In most cases I probably won’t find out whether the subject’s faith was misplaced or rewarded. But as an optimist, you can rely on the fact I’ll always assume there was a happy ending.

I’ll keep you posted on the pictures I capture.

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