the untied shoelaces of (my) life.

THE PERSONAL FORMER TUMBLR OF MATT DAVIES

a somewhat photographer
a late night rambler
an iPhoneographer too

365 DAYS #365 Famous Last Words on Flickr.Well this is it, this is the final photo in what has been a big project and commitment from me. I couldn’t think of a better place to end it than at home, in Australia on a beautiful 30-something day in Bendigo. This photo represents the end of this project for me, I’m walking away, having completed what I intended to do.
It has been a big year for me -  I’ve spent the full year living abroad in London, I’ve travelled to Greece, Turkey, Spain, Scotland and finally, Australia, for a visit home over Christmas.
In the last few weeks I’ve anticipated taking the last photo to finalise this project and not have to think about it anymore - it’s been a massive commitment and I’m proud of how far I’ve come, even though some of the photos may not be that great. Considering I only picked up an SLR camera not even 2 years ago, I think I’ve done alright.
So 2012 will bring on a new year, new opportunites and new adventures in both life and photography - it’ll also include a final return to Melbourne after over 2 years in London.
To everyone that has viewed my photographs over the past 365 days: THANK-YOU! Whether you viewed 1, 100 or all 365 photos, left comments for me or reblogged them onto your own tumblr blog - I can’t say how much it means to me, so once again: Thank-you!
It’ll be a strange feeling waking up tomorrow morning knowing I don’t have to take a photo, but I’ll learn to deal with it.
See you all soon,
Matt
PS: Happy New Year!

365 DAYS #365 Famous Last Words on Flickr.

Well this is it, this is the final photo in what has been a big project and commitment from me. I couldn’t think of a better place to end it than at home, in Australia on a beautiful 30-something day in Bendigo. This photo represents the end of this project for me, I’m walking away, having completed what I intended to do.

It has been a big year for me - I’ve spent the full year living abroad in London, I’ve travelled to Greece, Turkey, Spain, Scotland and finally, Australia, for a visit home over Christmas.

In the last few weeks I’ve anticipated taking the last photo to finalise this project and not have to think about it anymore - it’s been a massive commitment and I’m proud of how far I’ve come, even though some of the photos may not be that great. Considering I only picked up an SLR camera not even 2 years ago, I think I’ve done alright.

So 2012 will bring on a new year, new opportunites and new adventures in both life and photography - it’ll also include a final return to Melbourne after over 2 years in London.

To everyone that has viewed my photographs over the past 365 days: THANK-YOU! Whether you viewed 1, 100 or all 365 photos, left comments for me or reblogged them onto your own tumblr blog - I can’t say how much it means to me, so once again: Thank-you!

It’ll be a strange feeling waking up tomorrow morning knowing I don’t have to take a photo, but I’ll learn to deal with it.

See you all soon,
Matt

PS: Happy New Year!

— 2 years ago with 24 notes
#365 Days  #photo  #australia  #walk  #sky  #self portrait  #bendigo  #canon 1000d  #final  #away  #road  #emjaydavies  #clouds  #end  #ultimate  #leave 
365 DAYS #364 The Good Life on Flickr.I’ve been waiting for a night like tonight for 19 months. Ever since I’ve been away I’ve wanted to come back here, to this deck, at what we call “The Resort” in Bendigo.
It’s a simple photo for the penultimate shot in my 365 DAYS project but this is a simple pleasure - to be able to sit amongst great friends, with warm weather and a few glasses (and bottles) of wine.
The Good Life!

365 DAYS #364 The Good Life on Flickr.

I’ve been waiting for a night like tonight for 19 months. Ever since I’ve been away I’ve wanted to come back here, to this deck, at what we call “The Resort” in Bendigo.

It’s a simple photo for the penultimate shot in my 365 DAYS project but this is a simple pleasure - to be able to sit amongst great friends, with warm weather and a few glasses (and bottles) of wine.

The Good Life!

— 2 years ago with 8 notes
#self portrait  #bendigo  #emjaydavies  #australia  #good life  #penultimate  #365 Days  #photo  #canon 1000d 
365 DAYS #363 Father, Son on Flickr.My dad didn’t know I took this photo, using my iPhone was the most inconspicuous way of doing it. It’s not that he would have minded me taking a photo of him but I just wanted to capture a natural moment shared between us as we were in Sorrento today with mum, visiting family.

365 DAYS #363 Father, Son on Flickr.

My dad didn’t know I took this photo, using my iPhone was the most inconspicuous way of doing it. It’s not that he would have minded me taking a photo of him but I just wanted to capture a natural moment shared between us as we were in Sorrento today with mum, visiting family.

— 2 years ago with 18 notes
#365 Days  #photo  #father  #family  #melbourne  #dad  #self portrait  #iphone  #emjaydavies  #instagram  #son  #australia 
365 DAYS #362 GPOYW № 5 on Flickr.This is the final GPOYW for my project, sitting in the back seat of my parent’s car as we are on our way out.

365 DAYS #362 GPOYW № 5 on Flickr.

This is the final GPOYW for my project, sitting in the back seat of my parent’s car as we are on our way out.

— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#photo  #style  #wayfarers  #self portrait  #melbourne  #canon 1000d  #polo  #emjaydavies  #GPOYW  #shirt  #365 Days  #australia 
365 DAYS #361 I Love You Mum on Flickr.This is probably, by far, my favourite photo of the entire project. This is the photo I’ve been waiting to take ever since I began on Jan 1st.
It’s been a tough 12 months or so for my family, especially for my mum, who is sitting next to me in this photo, as we watch the sun set on what has been a beautiful day in Melbourne.
I couldn’t be happier to be home in Melbourne for the holidays - a trip only possible thanks to my parents - and I’m extremely grateful to be able to share a moment like this with my mum out the front of our home.
There is a short instrumental track on the Watchmen soundtrack entitled “I Love You Mum” - you have to read the comic or watch the film to understand where it fits in, but that is where I’ve borrowed the title from to name this photo.

365 DAYS #361 I Love You Mum on Flickr.

This is probably, by far, my favourite photo of the entire project. This is the photo I’ve been waiting to take ever since I began on Jan 1st.

It’s been a tough 12 months or so for my family, especially for my mum, who is sitting next to me in this photo, as we watch the sun set on what has been a beautiful day in Melbourne.

I couldn’t be happier to be home in Melbourne for the holidays - a trip only possible thanks to my parents - and I’m extremely grateful to be able to share a moment like this with my mum out the front of our home.

There is a short instrumental track on the Watchmen soundtrack entitled “I Love You Mum” - you have to read the comic or watch the film to understand where it fits in, but that is where I’ve borrowed the title from to name this photo.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#photo  #australia  #family  #melbourne  #self portrait  #mum  #mother  #sunset  #canon 1000d  #ferntree gully  #emjaydavies  #home  #grateful  #son  #365 Days 
365 DAYS #360 3D Tradition on Flickr.I’ve taken a few photos for this project using other cameras, in particular my iPhone but I like that.
Today is Boxing Day and my brother and I have always had a tradition of heading to the movies in the afternoon before indulging in Christmas leftovers for dinner.
It’s been great spending time with my brother, especially when we do things we always enjoy doing together, like eating popcorn, boysenberry choctops and watching films like Tintin.

365 DAYS #360 3D Tradition on Flickr.

I’ve taken a few photos for this project using other cameras, in particular my iPhone but I like that.

Today is Boxing Day and my brother and I have always had a tradition of heading to the movies in the afternoon before indulging in Christmas leftovers for dinner.

It’s been great spending time with my brother, especially when we do things we always enjoy doing together, like eating popcorn, boysenberry choctops and watching films like Tintin.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#australia  #movies  #tintin  #3D  #iphone  #family  #melbourne  #self portrait  #film  #emjaydavies  #brother  #home  #knox  #cinema  #village  #365 Days  #photo 
365 DAYS #359 This Is Christmas on Flickr.Living in the UK, I’ve met people who cannot comprehend a warm Christmas in Australia. One thing I’ve come to realise is that Christmas has nothing to do with the weather or the place - Christmas is where your family is, where your home is. This is Christmas for me.

365 DAYS #359 This Is Christmas on Flickr.

Living in the UK, I’ve met people who cannot comprehend a warm Christmas in Australia. One thing I’ve come to realise is that Christmas has nothing to do with the weather or the place - Christmas is where your family is, where your home is. This is Christmas for me.

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#festive  #australia  #tree  #self portrait  #melbourne  #christmas  #canon 1000d  #emjaydavies  #home  #holidays  #365 Days  #photo 
365 DAYS #357 Thongs! on Flickr.
It felt like almost a rite of passage that I had to go through in order to continue with my 3 week holiday at home in Melbourne - a new pair of Havaianas. My feet thanked me graciously!

365 DAYS #357 Thongs! on Flickr.

It felt like almost a rite of passage that I had to go through in order to continue with my 3 week holiday at home in Melbourne - a new pair of Havaianas. My feet thanked me graciously!

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
#summer  #thongs  #self portrait  #emjaydavies  #australia  #melbourne  #feet  #havaianas  #photo  #365 Days  #canon 1000d 
365 DAYS #356 Sunny & 28! on Flickr.Today has been a day spent with my dad in the backyard, helping him with his latest project - a deck around our newly replaced swimming pool.
I took a short break however to snap this from the front of what is our family home and has been for 27 years. I love this house, not only for it’s memories, but for the people that live under it’s roof and the fact that this house, in Ferntree Gully, will always be home.
Today’s weather forecast was “sunny and 28” - and the weatherman wasn’t wrong!

365 DAYS #356 Sunny & 28! on Flickr.

Today has been a day spent with my dad in the backyard, helping him with his latest project - a deck around our newly replaced swimming pool.

I took a short break however to snap this from the front of what is our family home and has been for 27 years. I love this house, not only for it’s memories, but for the people that live under it’s roof and the fact that this house, in Ferntree Gully, will always be home.

Today’s weather forecast was “sunny and 28” - and the weatherman wasn’t wrong!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#photo  #house  #self portrait  #melbourne  #canon 1000d  #sunny  #ferntree gully  #emjaydavies  #home  #weather  #365 Days  #australia 
365 DAYS #355 Crash on Flickr.This is me on the night of my third day back home in Melbourne. After only 2 hours sleep the night before, I was the walking dead for most of the afternoon, before I crashed at just after 9.
Luckily I slept for close to 12 hours!

365 DAYS #355 Crash on Flickr.

This is me on the night of my third day back home in Melbourne. After only 2 hours sleep the night before, I was the walking dead for most of the afternoon, before I crashed at just after 9.

Luckily I slept for close to 12 hours!

— 2 years ago with 11 notes
#australia  #crash  #photo  #tired  #exhausted  #self portrait  #melbourne  #canon 1000d  #emjaydavies  #jet lag  #sleepy  #365 Days  #asleep 
365 DAYS #354 Jump In My Car on Flickr.My best mate Ramy left me his car today after he started work. So after sorting out some stuff, I hit the road.
I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to drive down Burwood Highway today, in the sunshine, as the breeze was blowing in through the open windows and the sun was shining.
That is one of the many things I truly miss about living in London.

365 DAYS #354 Jump In My Car on Flickr.

My best mate Ramy left me his car today after he started work. So after sorting out some stuff, I hit the road.

I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to drive down Burwood Highway today, in the sunshine, as the breeze was blowing in through the open windows and the sun was shining.

That is one of the many things I truly miss about living in London.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#photo  #driving  #cruise  #self portrait  #sunshine  #warmth  #car  #burwood highway  #emjaydavies  #summer  #breeze  #drive  #365 Days 
365 DAYS #353 I Love You Man on Flickr.After a hiatus of 570 days, the band is back together! I have missed these two brothers of mine like you couldn’t imagine.
This is bro-love right here. Pure and unconditional bro-love!

365 DAYS #353 I Love You Man on Flickr.

After a hiatus of 570 days, the band is back together! I have missed these two brothers of mine like you couldn’t imagine.

This is bro-love right here. Pure and unconditional bro-love!

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
#tripod  #emjaydavies  #melbourne  #friends  #brolove  #rat pack  #photo  #home  #365 Days  #bro 
I woke up with a strange sense of anxiety after a mere 3 hours sleep.

A cup of tea and a walk around my garden has put my mind at ease, a little.

I woke up with a strange sense of anxiety after a mere 3 hours sleep.

A cup of tea and a walk around my garden has put my mind at ease, a little.

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#photo  #instagram  #iphoneography  #home  #cuppa  #tea  #anxiety  #stress