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.
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.
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.
I love this photo of two lovely people.
It's a baby. What else is there to say?
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.
"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.