Happy New Year! We are back in full swing, so expect an image of the week to be coming every week from now on. We are starting this year with the first showing of Shadowed By A Roadside, which will be opening on the 27th of Jan running until the 7th of Feb at Gaffa gallery in Sydney.

So what better way to start off a new year with a photograph taken on New Years Day (in 2005).

There is something quite special about New Years Day. We reflect on the year that has passed and have hope for the year to come. We celebrate with our loved ones and wish the best for everyone. Even people drive respectfully, which in Sydney is a rare thing indeed.

I took this shot on Lido, a small island just near Venice. Every year they have a beach party. People are dishing out free food and wine, the atmosphere was truly Italian, warm air, a tummy full of food, laughter and an abundance of fur coats. This shot also won Excellence In The Use Of Colour in the 2010 Kodak Salon. Until next week...