I'm not sure what to make of my photography in 2013. I launched an official portfolio site in January, started a new "day job", culled my first two projects (Inhabitance and Loving Hospitality), moved, and had my first exhibit at Enough Pie's Awakening. I traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, Savannah, Durham, Chapel Hill, Columbia, Edisto, Oak Island, and Wilmington. I began posting links to content that I find inspiring and through provoking on my blog via Sunday Links, and recently it has been migrated to a new platform. Mobile photography and publishing content to Instagram has continued to be a big part of my work. I also love the new VSCO Cam app and looking at the inspiring contented curated at the VSCO Grid.
In July, when I reflected on my work over the first half of the year, I had a pretty good feeling about what I had created. I had just finished the Awakening Exhibit, and I was really feeling inspired about my growth and direction. Now, as I review my work over 2013, I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I had intended. There are projects and ideas I've very excited to pursue, but they are not advancing as I would like. That's not to say I'm not happy with many of the images I created. The work included in the post are some of my favorite photographs of the year.
Overall I took 18,770 photos (not including mobile photography), and edited 1,577 of those images. Which highlights one of my main goals going forward; shoot with purpose. Digital photography and cheap storage have made it effortless to take massive quantities of photos, but I'm finding mass quantity definitely effects quality. Here's to a more focused 2014. Happy New Year, and thanks for following along!