I find still-life photography incredibly hard, yet incredibly satisfying. I challenged myself to get better at it this year so am taking part in Kim Klassen’s Be Still 52 class, which means I have to attempt at least one still-life each week. It also means I’ve started to acquire an eclectic collection of dishes, bowls, cups and other oddments that might one day find a place in a photo. I’m not naturally a collector or a hoarder so having so many bits and bobs around is quite disturbing to the minimalist part of me. It’s also nerve-wracking when you have three cats, one of whom is into everything he can get his paws on.