The past year went by so fast, it’s a good thing I took pictures to remember all that happened.
Looking at my year’s body of work, I see assignments that spanned the emotional/visual spectrum. From the sadness of a life taken by Alzheimer’s disease to the joy of a hardworking couple winning the lottery, I was privileged to be present, cameras in hand, tasked with capturing and sharing with our readers.
I’ll have to admit, though, that as satisfying as the big stories are, I take just as much if not more pleasure in the hunt for decisive moments everyday life. Maybe I’m a street photographer at heart. Take this image of a young boy gazing into the sharp-toothed maw of a dinosaur skull. I saw the possibility for a wonderful moment and waited 30-40 minutes for the pieces to come together. After 36 years of making a living with a camera, the hunt for those fleeting, storytelling moments of perfection still makes my heart race.