I just stumbled across a “top 20 of 2013” blog post, expecting it to be a critic’s top 20 photos of the year. “Interesting,” I thought as I clicked through. It was actually the poster’s own photos, the 20 he thought were his best that year. At first, I bristled, perhaps because my expectations were missed. Then I thought “well, I hope he has a better year in 2014” because I wasn’t entirely impressed (though obviously this is all subjective). It’s all projection, isn’t it? I see a photo of the back of someone’s head in the street and scoff at it only because I also have trouble getting in front of someone and tripping the shutter myself.
Anyway, as I fire myself up for a better year of shooting more, shooting more fearlessly, shooting closer and wider, composing, thinking, and spending more time in one place, I don’t think these were half bad (and yes, I know, they’re mostly of my kid, but he’s easy):