So long, 2016! I say this each year, but I cannot believe another year has come and gone! A year in which I took MANY photographs. A friend asked over the weekend, how many I thought I'd taken and it made me pause. Because my initial answer is A LOT. But when I really think about it, that number is in the tens of thousands. 40k? 50k? I don't know. Between personal and client work, it's just many many images. (about 3 terabytes' worth made the cut, if that gives you any idea) And like many artists, I went through times of doubt, boredom, and artistic ruts; as well as times I thought that I was on to something, and feeling like I was kicking ass. I started freelensing in January 2016. This helped me through some of those times, as well as mini courses from various photography forums. Knowing when to reach for or put down my camera, restricting myself to just my iPhone for periods of time, and keeping my eyes open for interesting situations are all avenues I take trying to keep my perspective fresh.
I've seen a few "favorite16 of 2016" posts floating around and I thought it would be fun to try and narrow down my own favorite images from my personal files. And I'm laughing as I type this because I know how hard this was for me. I'm sure that when I look back at this post even a month from now versus my entire 2016 album, it's guaranteed that I will have some different favorites. But here goes!
I'm looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring with creativity and artistry! Thanks for checking these out and following along with me!