What am I going to do in the New Year?

2 01 2010

Self Portrait taken today.

Fun note:

I took this picture in my neighborhood and someone called the police reporting a “suspicious vehicle with a camera mounted on it”. They gave the cops my license plate and the police called my house. Haha.

It has been a long time since I have put any words or pictures down here. I have been lost in my head for awhile. With the New Year upon us I would like to have goals and priorities because as of now I am just floating along waiting for what is next. Maybe it is time for me to create what is next in my life. I am reading a book that I received for Christmas called, Visionmongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography. The book is by a photographer by the name of David DuChemin. The author stress some very important points in his book. One point is that each “vocational” photographer has his or her own path, which is uniquely their own, to get where they are today.

My path to whatever I do, most likely, is going to be a long one. I have yet to figure out what I really want in my life, but photography is constantly on my heart and mind.

2009 was a year to remember, luckily I took a lot of pictures.

Major Points (Good and Bad) from 2009:

  • Quite my job at the airlines.
  • Bought a 1986 Toyota Dolphin and rock climbed around the county with my good friend Trevor
  • Documented “the Trip”
  • I only worked 2 and a half months in 2009! (That’s kind of on the bad side.)
  • Made the finals in the dgrin.com Digital Sharp Shooters challenge.
  • Surfed quite a bit for a Washingtonian.
  • Hurt my knee, though I am not sure how that’s going to heal at this point.
  • Conquered some cool stuff climbing.
  • Loved and lost.

What I would like to do in 2010:

  • Finish the photography book of Trevor and my trip.
  • Get a job doing something that I am excited about.
  • Continue to work on my photography.
  • Publish a photo in a magazine.
  • Go climbing somewhere out of Washington at least once.
  • Do a lot of other stuff that I can’t think of right now.

Here is the picture that I submitted for the finals of the Digital Sharp Shooter on dgrin.com. The theme was “Night”.

Here are some photos that I have worked on recently as Christmas gifts for close friends this holiday.

This one was taken by my good friend Steven Graham and he is very proud of it (as he should be), it is kind of his masterpiece.

This next one is a photo created by my dad Paul. I put in the design elements and did the layout for the poster.