One of my favorite things to do every December is to set aside time to look through all of the photographs that I’ve made in the previous 12 months. I’m often surprised at the insights that I have while reflecting upon the places that I’ve gone, the experiences that I’ve had, and how I chose to document them.
In general, I don’t think that we spend enough time looking at (and learning from) our past work and I find this process of review can help us to see not only what we achieved, but also remind us of mistakes that we’ve made so that we aren’t destined to repeat them.
In the past, I’ve typically published a body of work that spanned the entire year, however this year I decided to do something different – I chose to focus on photographs that I created during a visit to the southwest United States and decided to publish them not only as a physical book using Lightroom Classic, but also as a web page using CC Express, as well as three shorter projects to publish to Behance.
This exercise — taking a body of work and sequencing the images to tell a cohesive story, allowed me the opportunity to create a rhythm between images (deciding which images will lead and which will follow as well as create relationships between multiple images), is a process that I thoroughly enjoy. Choosing different publishing platforms meant that I needed to sequence the images in slightly differently ways to meet the constraints of the platforms as well as the intended audience.
In my opinion, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a project from ideation to completion. Please don’t let your images languish in a dark corner of your hard drive instead, publish a collection of your own images and create your legacy for the path that you followed in 2022!
- Click this link to view the images as a web page in a browser created using CC Express (formally known as Adobe Spark). Note: it might take a moment to load as I have included a lot of images on the page!
- Click the links below to view the three Behance Projects:
Thank you all for your continued support!