It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these. For sure, I’ve still been shootin’ ‘n’ improvin’, but the written aspect of my creative work took an unexpected back seat in my attempt to hone my craft behind the lens. Since the last upload, I’ve shot work rangin’ from personal shoots to artist head-shots to brand campaigns. But I could be busier. At present, I’m still jugglin’ the corporate ‘n’ creative worlds. In due time, I’ll be able to focus solely on the Creative. But for now, I say this: Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Brandina.

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down ‘n’ written one of these. Four months in fact – give or take a week. My excuse? I’m the king of being ‘consistently inconsistent’. Way back in January ’19, I had high hopes of attending the gym on a consistent basis every week in an attempt to achieve ‘n’ maintain a year round lean physique. For those that have followed the journey so far, you’ve seen the highs ‘n’ lows. But, ultimately I tracked my progression as best as possible. In truth, I could have done better – waaay better. But, despite the somewhat unsatisfied feeling I had by year end, there were some great moments to be proud of. By year end, according to my tracking, I hit the gym 200 days out of the 365. That’s no small feat. This month I introduce to you: #OperationIdrisOctober – December.

In terms of a complete collection, to date, this is the closest I’ve come to bein’ happy with the complete set – ‘n’ there were about just under 50 images that I bounced out to LR! So that’s gotta count for somethin’ right? That bein’ said, though I thoroughly enjoyed shootin’ this one ‘n’ editin’, this was the shoot that made me realise I needed to now work smarter. Yes it’s good to have a dope collection, but as the work loads increasin’, I need to be more practical with my time. Is it necessary to edit nearly 50 images? Maybe, maybe not. I say it’s contextual. Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Danieka

You see this little guy here… he’s what you call a legend! At only 6 months old, he’s young, energetic ‘n’ an overall bundle of joy. When I started this page, I didn’t even envisage a time when I’d have pets on the page. I thought it was humans only. How specist of me! I’m glad this little fella came along ‘n’ changed all that. A product of ‘r’ Julia’s occasional dog-sittin’ duties, he came along ‘n’ stole the damn show. Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Baxter.

Simply put, this is one of my favourite collections to date. To be more precise, at the point of writin’ this entry (02.11.19), it’s in the top 2. I mean, it’s not hard considerin’ there’s only a few of them. But the fact remains nonetheless. It’s amazin’ when you acknowledge what focus, persistence, ‘n’ determination will do for an individual. By no means am I tootin’ a horn to say: “look at me! I’m wavy with the cam ‘n’ edits now.” What I am sayin’ is, in two months, from the first image I uploaded to the Insta page to this one, the levels have progressed for all to see. Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Maria – Pt.2

I didn’t intend on this entry bein’ so late. If you follow the Insta page, you’ll know the routine by now. Post the trilogy (one per day) ‘n’ on the day after the final chapter has been posted, the blog post follows. < That sentence sounds a tad… messy. Ahh well – I’m too tired to change it. But you get the jist. Three pics. One per day. Day after the final pic comes the blog post. But here’s the thing. My workload has significantly increased – but that’s beautiful thing. There isn’t enough time in the day! Anyhow, we here now. Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Jerome – Pt3. 

Oftentimes, the fall is inevitable. That much is fact ‘n’ somewhat inescapable – in my humble opinion anyhow. See when you’ve reached the zenith, dependent on the psyche of individual, it’s either a triumph or a bitter sweet victory. On one hand, you’re the apex. You’re the alpha. In short, you’re the King of kings. You’re the one others look to for advice, tutelage ‘n’ guidance. They’re inspired by your focus ‘n’ dedication. For them, ‘n’ more importantly yourself, you push through the hard times. On the other, occupyin’ the top comes at a cost. Who inspires the apex when his motivation wanes? Who inspires the alpha when his resilience runs low? Who inspires the king when duty calls? If the fictional words of Aemon Targaryen are to be believed (“love is the death of duty.”), then I present it as fact that “complacency is the death of progression.” This month I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 9.