Weekly Photo Challenge: “My 2012 in Pictures”
I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas, and is looking forward to a most auspicious new year. As I step off on this new adventure, I take some time to ponder just what WordPress has cooked up to help inspire me.
Ah yes! “The Year in Review”; these are often interesting in the media, if not controversial. MacClean’s Magazine, Time, etcetera, etcetera. They all have their say and many onlookers often express their own heartfelt opinions as to if the world’s news agencies got it right. Now WordPress is encouraging bloggers to reflect on their own abilities to make an impact on the minds of readers.
Alright then, let’s have a look.
From probably my most visited post of the entire year, this image made quite an impact with others as it did me while I made it.
It was such a beautiful life affirming moment that I got to capture here.
Rhythms can be a profound element of street photography but they aren’t easy to find or capture well. I feel most fortunate when I come across them.
Finding this stairwell with this beautiful light contrast was definitely one of my greatest urban photography finds. I’m so glad that the photo became a bit of a hit with MOF readers.
The Hammer Home Street Photography Project is a re-genesis of what I used to call Steeltown Neighbourhoods. This small photo essay from the Lower Hamilton phase is a favourite of mine not so much because of the photos in it but because of the overall subject matter.
“One Look” did not come off as very popular with MOF readers but it’s definitely one of my personal favourites from Hammer Home. Definitely the best street portrait I made all year.
A personal favourite from Hammer Home. Probably like most artists, I thoroughly enjoy it when the opportunity arises to make images of sensitive subject matter. Far more than that, I enjoy it when there’s a moral to the message.
We live in a time in which more people are bored with stories that end in morals, or tend to benefit them in some way.
“Never mind all that!” they say. “Give us the guns, the violence, meaningless sex, debauchery!”
Well, I still appreciate a good moral.
Similar to “Arrested Attention” in subject matter, this shot is an axiom.
Life isn’t all black and white. A splash of colour can do wonders. It’s true that I don’t show nearly as much colour photography work as I actually do but I do enjoy making it as much as B/W images.
I’m very pleased that readers have taken to this picture. Not only because it represents an important aspect of industry, commerce and livelihood that was once the leader in my city but also because industrial centers are rarely depicted in street photography and urban photography. I fully intend to exhibit much more of this kind of imagery in Hammer Home.
Finally, “Tenderness” is from quite a recent entry on the main blog.
Well, those are my picks. What do you think?