For me, 2021 came and went

much like 2020 did. It started with a lot of promise. Surely it couldn't be like the year that came before. But after a month or two, your footing becomes a little unsure and it begins a slippery slope into Please Make it Stopville. My year in photos was a little different than years past. I shot a lot of film to start the year, didn't shoot much of anything until late summer into fall when I got so busy I almost had to outsource my editing to keep up. Good problem to have? Sure.

2021 pushed me out of my comfort zone in more ways than one. I started shooting for small businesses, helping others with their social media, began working on my writing muscles that had long since been atrophied. I think they're waking up again. Where I didn't see a proverbial light at the end of the long, dark tunnel, light started showing itself in the most unexpected ways.

When I started the year, I didn't think I would have enough to do a year end review. But I'll be posting my favorite digital photos here and then my favorite film photos from the year in a week or so. If there is one thing that I have learned about going through my digital images this year, it's that I didn't do a lot of shooting for myself in terms of mood or concepts. Hopefully that will change a bit going into 2022.

My hope for you is that whether 2021 was good or bad to you, that 2022 is immeasurably better. Keep your heads up and avoid those Covid cooties.