Year in review time once again. Also known as “fingers-crossed-that-I’m-not-getting-worse-at-this-anxiety-fest.”
It’s amazing how much this annual recap changes from year-to-year. Whether the shift represents an evolving style as a photographer, or just the randomness of trying find time to shoot in the spare minutes between life, parenthood and full time work, it’s always interesting to see the different themes that catch my eye from year-to-year.
More than anything, this year’s collection is different simply due to geography. The 2017 collection was filled with globetrotting photos from London, Paris, Cape Town, the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. This year, I barely left the five boroughs.
But I made the most of New York - and especially its weather. Lots of dramatic fog, snow and sunset shots made the list this year. I also had a thing for long exposure landscapes and timeless black and white photos.
One other big shift for 2018 was a big focus on lighting and portraiture. I spent a lot less time taking photos and a lot more time taking photography classes on CreativeLive. If all goes well, that effort will be evident in the 2019 year in review. (If not, I’ll have some lighting equipment for sale on Craigslist.)
Without further ado, here are the 20 (ish) best photos of 2018.
I love how timeless this snowy image of the NY Stock Exchange feels.
(Except for the very not-timeless banner. I did not add the stock exchange on snapchat.)
I waited for a loooooong time to get someone with an umbrella to cross in just the right spot to cast that shadow in that little pool of light on the cobblestone. When this woman finally hit the mark, I could’ve hugged her. (I didn’t do that either).