Editing a year’s worth of photography down to the 25 images that most represent your work is a difficult task, especially when it has been the most rewarding year of your photographic career.
I traveled a lot this year, visiting Hawaii, Paris, Seattle, Las Vegas, and various locations throughout my home country of Canada. I had incredible moments with my camera, met brilliant people, saw beautiful places, and got to tell stories about these experiences here on this website.
I continued shooting the occasional commercial job (portraiture, weddings, lifestyle and fitness), and most importantly for me I pursued my love of street photography as often as I could.
Away from the camera I made new relationships with photographers I respect, I guested on a popular photography podcast, and I began sharing my knowledge through teaching workshops and presentations.
Finally, I had the privilege of continuing my relationship with Fuji Canada and reviewing several products in the X series, including the new Fuji X-T10 camera, the Fuji Instax SP-1 printer, and four new lenses (the 16-55mm f/2.8, the 50-140mm f/2.8, the new 35mm f/2, and the 90mm f/2 review which will soon be published).
What a year!
Let’s look back at some of my favourite photographs from the year. I have divided them into three sections (travel photography, commercial work, street photography), and at the end of this post I’ll give a brief outline of things already planned for 2016.
All photos in this post were taken with either the Fuji X-T1, the Fuji X-T10, or the Fuji X100t.
Let’s get started…
What’s coming up in 2016?
I’m excited to say that 2016 is already shaping up to build on the momentum of 2015, and promises to be another exciting year.
My first speaking engagement in 2016 will be a presentation on street photography on January 26th. This is something I want to build on throughout 2016, so if you are a member of a camera club or organization, and would like a guest speaker to present on travel photography, street photography, or on working with Fuji’s products, please let me know!
In regard to travel, I will be in Europe twice in 2016 (Amsterdam and London), and there will also be at least one photography road trip through parts of North America.
I am very excited to announce the launch of a new interview series on the website that will showcase photographers whose work I respect and love. The first interview will drop early in January.
I will be shooting portraiture and street photography as often as I can.
Finally, I will be continuing my journey of learning how to see the world through the lens of a camera. David duChemin said “Gear is good, Vision is better”. My main goal in 2016, as it should be for all visual artists, is to continue to learn how to see better.
I would like to end this post by saying thank you. Thank you to the people I have collaborated with on projects. Thank you to those who trusted me enough to hire me for their portraits and weddings. Thank you to those who offer me advice, guidance, and inspiration. Thank you to the readers of this site, and to those of you whom I engage with daily on social media. Thank you to my friends at Fuji Canada for all of your support over the last year. Finally, thank you to my lovely and patient family who understand my need to spend as much time with photography as I do.
Photography is amazing. I am so lucky.
Best wishes to all of you over the holiday season!