2015 In Review

This isn’t really a best of 2015, I don’t think I’d be able to do that. It would just be impossible to pick the best part of this year. So instead I decided I should do a year-in-review. These aren’t necessarily the best photos I’ve taken but they’re the ones that have meant the most to me.

My camera took me from the heart of Appalachia down to the white beaches of the Caribbean and up to the black sand beaches of Iceland with so many stops in between.

My assignments were as varied and challenging as they were fun. One day I could be hanging out of a helicopter photographing coal pollution and the next standing miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean photographing seagrass research. Meeting and photographing Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis was a life changing experience.  Of course every day sitting in on amazing classes at UVA, and watching the Hoos win on the court. Not least of course, being asked help document the final shows and behind the scenes of perhaps my favorite band, the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field in Chicago. 

 This year I made videos for country music festivals like last year, but also for Robert Plant. It is hard not to be a fan right then. Also, shows, so many shows. From photographing legends such as Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn to favorites like the Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Avett Brothers to the up and coming stars like Chris Stapleton or John Moreland to name a few.

With all this traveling around I made sure to spend some quality time under the stars (and tried to break the internet with the end result).

 Last year I vowed to actually print more of my photos. This year I printed my photos big, really big. Some of them took over walls and buildings in Charlottesville and beyond.

Overall, I can’t say what the best part was, but I can say that I still can’t believe it all happened. I’d really like to thank everyone who brought me on and worked with me for these projects. 

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