"A photograph is literally a record of time and light. Besides visual data, there is implied information: who we are, where we are from, and what we think. All of this is encrypted in our visual language." -Aint-Bad Magazine
I never set out to document my own life with photography. I guess I've always tried to capture the places and the things around me - but never me. However, over the years, I've found that my sequential catalog of photographs acts as a complementary journal of my life. I can look at images and remember the feelings and experiences of my life around the time they were taken. Often these feelings and experiences have nothing to do with the subject of the photograph. I've found a very personal relationship with my photos - one that only I can experience. I think this relationship is one of the reasons why I enjoy taking time at the end of each year to review my archive. As a photographer, it allows me to take stock of what I've accomplished, what I still need to do, and where I might be going. Personally, it allows me to review and reflect on all of the things that have happened over the past year. Here are some of my favorite photographs from 2015. Happy New Year and best wishing in 2016!