For those that have been following me for sometime, you may have caught onto my pattern of remaking myself, my style… all the time.
I love to be challenged and I love to break new ground (for myself). This is the main reason my style changes so drastically every 12-18 months. If you dig in my Flickr stream, you can see the changes, year by year.
For a rundown on my styles of the past 5 years:
- 2008 – switched from SLR to DSLR with a Nikon D80. Style was shooting mainly lake sunsets, my dog and randomness.
- 2009 – Got into the Cokin Filter system - applied it to seascapes / lakes for most of the year. Blended in lots of HDR crap.
- 2010 – Upgrade to Nikon D700 / Zeiss system. This was a year of playing with portraits and a good amount of macro / thin DOF work and lots of commercial work.
- 2011 – This was a year dedicated to portraits and models. Learning the art of the human. Also, got into medium format that year with the Rollei.
- 2012 – The year of the strobes. Most of my work last year was dedicated to studio portraits. Ended up with 5 lights / umbrellas and stands. That’s a lot.
- 2013 – The year of Leica. We’ll see… street?!
So, as you can see, I change quite a bit, year by year. I feel by changing what I do, year after year, I really grow in my art. By challenging myself with new areas of photography, it’s always fresh, always new – and usually scary as hell. I do this with the intention of being good at what I do – maybe not the best, but I want to have fun and share my journey’s with you all.