Reflecting back on 2012 it has been an interesting year…not a bad year, but not really an inspiring year. From the start creatively it has had it’s up’s and down. My favorite image of the year was actually my first project of the year…which is usually how it seems to go, as my favorite image of 2011 was also taken the first week of January as well.
I have to say January is my favorite month of the year for a variety of reasons. For one it feels like a fresh start no matter what. Since my birthday also falls in January it is really is the only time of year I feel that way. This year I have many things to look forward to…including a new studio a block from the beach (even though I almost always shoot indoors…it’s the thought it’s there if I want it). I do have a few personal business goals for the year that for the most part I’m going to keep myself, but really my main goal is despite what others think of my work I need to push forward in business and creatively for myself. Mainly I need to find a good balance between actually working and being creative. Lately I have been doing quite a bit of commissioned fine art nude portraiture; it’s probably my favorite type of work because not only is it work but it also gives me the chance to be extremely creative and be in a zone. It’s probably something if I could I would shoot everyday.This year is going to be different for me…it has to be. On the surface I have achieved so much, but a lot of it is on the surface. As a photographer I don’t really know if I will ever achieve everything I want. For one my goals are always changing and evolving, which makes really wonder is there ever really light at the end of the tunnel. Once I achieve one goal there is always something bigger and better out there to achieve. But it’s the discomfort and lack of satisfaction that fuels new ideas and creativity.
So for today I’m just going to be happy for what I did create in 2012.