With another year almost in the books, it’s time for the annual exercise of looking back at my life and work through the tens of thousands of frames I’ve made in a year’s time. While going through the sheer volume and variety of images, I was reminded and struck by how much of my life is spent looking through a lens, as well as in pursuit of a direction, time, subject, and place to point the lens. So often, my camera, vision, and the work I do provides me a ticket to places I couldn’t imagine and people I would likely never have met. I guess it’s an odd way to experience the world, but I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to do so this way, and couldn’t really imagine it otherwise.
I’m thankful for all the people I’ve met who have shared their time and stories with me and given me the opportunity to tell some of those stories visually. And I’m grateful for the freedom to roam the sidelines and courses of athletic events in search of telling moments and nice light. These photographs are some of my favorites and moments that stood out to me from the past year. I look forward to another year of visual exploration, along with, I hope, growth as both an individual and photographer. Happy New Year!