It’s the end of the first Monday in the New Year. We made it, guys! 2020 is in the rearview!
I’m taking a minute to reflect on the past year, what it meant for my photography, and to revisit some favorite images and assignments.
Looking back, I realize that my approach has always been that of a generalist—I love a healthy mix of weddings, families, portraits, with a sprinkling of fun assignments that introduce me to new people and places—and 2020 gave me the time & space to focus even more on editorial work, which was a lot of fun! I was in the best restaurants; met chefs (and tasted amazing dishes!) I climbed crazy multi-story ladders to look out over Frenchtown in the under-construction ArtYard building. I met artists and world-renowned art experts. I photographed a local doctor inside the COVID-19 unit in the early days of the pandemic. I even visited America’s oldest continually-operating lumberyard–all in my “back yard”, so to speak. It was a diverse and super interesting mix!
Shooting more editorial assignments was a welcome gift that really matched my favorite way of working. It felt like a sabbatical from weddings that opened up the possibility for different creative challenges. I’ve always believed that mixing it up, accepting a limited number of weddings, and making space for other work, strengthens who I am as a photographer, and keeps me fresh and fulfilled creatively. I feel like my creative battery has been fully recharged.
Here are some favorites, all shot for River Towns Magazine in 2020.