lately, i’ve been inspired by winter colors – whites and browns, dark and light. these images felt appropriate for the start of january.
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today marks the one year anniversary of ‘the blue hour’! it all started on january 4, 2009. it’s fun to see how much things have changed since that day. you’ll notice a few cosmetic changes around here – new fonts and a new blog header that i really like. i felt like freshening things up. i hope you like it.
i have been, and continue to be, amazed and touched by the interest and the support everyone has shown in my photos this year. i do not usually respond to individual comments, but i want you to know that i read and appreciate every single one of them. your feedback has been invaluable as i learn and grow as a photographer. i never imagined that i’d build such a wonderful community here … that is largely because of you. so, thank you. i hope you continue to like what you see in the coming year.
i spent the holidays thinking (a lot) about photography, this website, and my hopes for 2010. over the next week or so, i’ll share some of those thoughts. it’s taking me some time to settle in to the new year, and i like that slow pace. but there is some exciting stuff to come, so stay tuned.
2 things i’d like to share with you as i celebrate 1 year here …
+ first, as i looked back through my archives, re-reading old posts, looking at photographs and thinking about the inspiration i’ve found and shared here, i was struck by how much things evolved throughout the year. the prompts were different — sometimes it was a new season, or i was learning to use a new camera, or i had discovered a new website or favorite photographer. i realized how the act of keeping this blog has allowed me to develop my aesthetic sense, and this impacts every part of my daily life — not just my photography. i’m very thankful for that.
+ second, i read luisa’s post the other day and i wanted to mention it here — i can certainly identify with her words about the process of moving away from a city that you know and love, surrounded by friends and family and the familiar, and the long process of getting settled in a new place. luisa’s thoughts about the role of her blog and her readers in the midst of such upheaval were spot-on. i couldn’t say it any better myself. i’ve been very thankful for this space as i packed up and left brooklyn and moved to london. for one thing, it allows me to keep in touch with friends and family back home. but posting here has been a constant in my life during a period of uncertainty. and i’ve only recently understood how important that is to me as i explore a new and mostly unfamiliar place.
one last thing to share with you today – my friend jamie posted a fun interview with me at his company’s blog a couple of weeks ago and i’ve been meaning to post it. check it out here if you are interested.
here’s to the next year, which will be full of good stuff. cheers!