Well, 2012 was quite a year. I experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. I guess that’s what life is all about. I recently saw a quote that read: "Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."
That quote clearly sums up my year.
My passion for photography has allowed me to make a great number of new friends during the last year and I am truly thankful for that. I have grown as a photographer but more importantly as a person. I have been dealt some rough hands this year but have emerged a better person thanks to all of the people who found it in their hearts to support me. Thank you.
2013 will bring new challenges on the job front, but hey, it’s all about new beginnings…..right?
I am excited about 2013. Will there be hardships? I’m planning on it, but the thought of the unknown is pretty exciting……….
In 2008 I upgraded my camera equipment from film to digital with the hope that I could find the drive (that I had in the early 80’s) of becoming a good and knowledgeable photographer. That drive picked up right where it left off and I once again became obsessed with learning everything I could about photography. What I love about this medium is that it’s a never ending educational process. There is always something new to learn.
Four years later I have done things that I didn’t think possible and knowing that people like and appreciate the photos that I have worked so hard to produce is beyond anything I could have imagined.
To me, being an effective artist means never truly being satisfied with your work. I am always looking to take it to the next level through education and experimentation. It never ends……I love it!
So, 2013….the only thing I know is that it won’t be like 2012. It will be 12 months of new beginnings and I can’t wait to see what happens.
Looking forward to seeing all those friendly faces on the art show circuit and crossing paths with the ones that I have yet to meet.
Photography is my passion. My work may change but I promise you that it will never be boring. As I have said before, "thanks for hanging with me", the journey wouldn’t be the same without you….
Wishing all of you a spectacular new year…