Best of 2018 - People

January 14, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

2018 was not a great year for my photography, which is ironic, as I'm now working for biggest photo sharing platform that has ever existed.  I did a small number of portrait shoots for friends and I continue to take photos of my children, but I notice I am photographing them much less now.  This is not a deliberate decision - thankfully they are still very willing models - but time, slowly diverging and ever busier schedules, along with my increasing reluctance to bring my big camera equipment everywhere, are working against us.  Still, I love portrait photography more than ever.  I think there is something very moving in making a photo which captures something of the essence of another human being.  In a world of prolific photography, truly meaningful and beautiful portraits are still surprisingly rare.

 

"Ibie"

I did a maternity shoot for some good friends, and used one of my new canvas backdrops for the first time.  We got a few great shots, but this one was my  favorite.  The lighting executed exactly as I had hoped.

 

"O, Jumping"

We made quite a few more formal shots with this girl, bu she really just wanted to jump, and so we made this shot in the process.

 

"Ricardo's Parents"

I love this photo of two lovely people.

 

"Baby T"

It's a baby.  What else is there to say?

 

"Enniscrone, Winter"

We played on this beach so much as kids and I still love to visit it today.  When the tide recedes you get these wonderful glassy reflections on the sand.  

Enniscrone, Ireland, 2018Enniscrone, Ireland, 2018

 

"The Day She Became An American"

I insisted on making portraits of my son and daughter on the day we became American citizens.  It was a bit chaotic making it happen at the time, but I'm super glad we did and that they'll always have this memento of what I consider to be one of the best days in our collective lives.

 

"St Patricks Day"

One from a silly shoot we did when they dressed up for St Patricks day.  I love the lighting and my son's expression here.

 

"Boy, California, 2018"

 

"Instagram, New York"

My kids could not resist posing in the photo booth at Instagram's New York office. I think the photo captures their personalities pretty well, which, in the end, is all we can ask from a photo.


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