2014 was a pretty good year for me photographically. I mean, I didn't do anything earth shattering, no, but I managed to get myself to Greece (Santorini) and I managed to sneak in some night shooting. I didn't do a lot of shows (that was be design actually. I wanted to take a bit of a break from the grind of show duty) but I did manage to get my work out there some.
According to Flickr, this was my most "Interesting" image of 2014, with "popularity" no doubt driven by the "help" of the good folks over at Utata. (Thanks again, It'sGreg, for such a wonderful front page write up.)
If I can speak about a general trend, I think I've been a bit influenced by narrative photography this past year. At least, I can see myself growing more into liking images that tell stories over images that inspire me visually. Sure, I'll always be a fine art photographer, with emphasis on the visual, the design, the compositional elements, but I think that there's also room for great storytelling in image making. No doubt, some of my favorite photographers have also been great story tellers, and I've always appreciated that kind of work, just never really done it myself. I think 2014 saw that start to change a bit. If I can say I was "evolving" any as an artist in 2014, I would have to say I've noticed a drift towards a more narrative style (well, ok slightly narrative style.)
This image was shot in the summertime, very near my house, over at the Cedar Park city pool, sometime after midnight on a hot summer night.
All in all, not a bad year.
Until next year time time...