As every year comes to a close it can be helpful to look back on the last year; while one could argue that the date of January 1st is arbitrary, a retrospective still puts a timeline to progress and is a chance to look back on how we’ve grown and where we can go. As a photographer, the best way to do this is by culling down the entire year into my absolute favorite images. I must admit that for 2018 this was a real challenge! I felt as though I’ve had one of the stronger years in a while, getting out to shoot more often than previous years and being more productive while I’m out there. The balance between time spent with art shows and time spent creating images has taken quite a while to figure out, but it’s getting there.
I want to thank all of you for my support over the last year, I can’t say that sincerely enough. It was once again another strong art show season where I have the chance to meet all of you face-to-face; it’s wonderful to see my artwork making its way onto so many walls throughout the country. On top of that, I’ve seen strong support from the film community as people continue to learn from my ebook "Film in a Digital Age" and use my drum scanning services. These two avenues of business continue to show me that film is growing in new ways even today!
I knew early on that my goal this year was to focus on my home state of Colorado while still getting out to stretch my legs into other regions. This worked out quite well, resulting in a quick backpacking trip between nearly every art show. There was also a stunning (as usual) autumn in Colorado where I explored places that were new to me as well as returned to old places and finally got the image I had been seeking for years. Still, I may have overextended myself during the summer months and look to re-aim my schedule just a tad there.
Moving forward into 2019 will be exciting! My time spent backpacking in the mountains of Colorado only gave me a stronger drive to do more next summer. Pouring over topo maps revealed endless new places within my home state that I want to see and I’ll continue to tackle that list while still getting out for some different adventures. Expect to see a lot of new and different work from me in the coming year, 2018 set a high benchmark and I can’t wait for what’s to come!
Now onto my favorite images of 2018, in no particular order. These aren't necessarily my most popular, but rather the ones I feel are my strongest and my personal favorites. Which one do you like most? Leave a comment and let me know!
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