It’s been a while, blog. You know how it is. Life happens, and suddenly it’s a new year. You haven’t written as much as you’d hoped, and there’s so much blank space staring back at you. I aim to change that in 2012. Things are going to be different around here. There’s going to be more writing, and there’s going to be more photography. Maybe my two readers will even comment some more, get a little dialogue going. Anyway, what I’m saying is that it’s not you. It’s me. And I’m sorry.
Now it’s time to jump back into the game head first. My aspiration for 2012, and it’s a lofty one, is to write about a different photo that I’ve taken every day (or at least several times per week). It doesn’t necessarily have to be one that was taken this year, but I want to link my photography back to my life experiences. I believe that we take pictures because we want people to see a story, not because we want them to see how we see things. That’s impossible. In the end everyone who has picked up a camera wants someone else to experience what they are experiencing at that moment, from the most amazing Ansel Adams landscape right down to those picture your cousin Monique posted on Facebook of her bachelorette party (nice sash, Monique).
2011 was the year that I discovered my voice with help from some pretty awesome folks (thanks Front Parlor Series and All Over Albany) and stopped feeling uncomfortable calling myself a writer/photographer (well…mostly, anyway). Now I want to share my stories with you through a passion for taking pictures, and I hope you’ll join in on the conversation. 2012 is the year that I embrace creativity. 2012 is the year that I take pictures of everything. 2012 is the year that I write just because. 2012 is the year I never apologize for being me.
I hope I bump into you along the way.