Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day Three Hundred Sixty Five - "Packing [Drumming] Up and Going Home"


Day Three Hundred Sixty Four - "Faces and Faces"

If you are looking for any final words, stick around, because this is what i've got. 

I want to thank so many people, but the list is so long that i'd inevitably leave someone out. So I'll give a shout out to Nathaniel Wilder, who is the most generous man I have had the privilege of knowing/being schooled by. The camera that captured 98% of this years photos was a gift from Nate, but more importantly is the knowledge he instilled in me, that allowed me to capture[construct] the years imagery. Please, head on over to his site: and check his work out. He is a phenomenal photographer and an even better friend. 

And to the 'rents, Mr. Mark and Cami Dalton, who so lovingly supported the countless nights of downtown adventures [which rarely begin before 9:00PM], the camera commodities, and the ever appreciated idea board [great minds never think alone]. You call all breath easy, as the days of; "quick, come pose for me" are [might be] over [probably not].

To all of you watching, following along, thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU. Knowing that mine is not the only critical eye viewing my photos is an emense drive, I could not have done it if it weren't for all the comments, likes, critiques, eyes on my work; constantly demanding the best from me. I am grateful for you all. And if you're still reading.. wow.. respect. 

I feel it is important to know that, although I have a deep, deep [love] passion for what I do, I am not the best at this. I truly feel that I Forrest Gump'd [human being'd] my way through this. What I have garnered from this project is that my love of photography comes from a love of sharing. For those of you out there that like to pick up a camera [of ANY kind] once in a while [at all], please. PLEASE! Keep it up! If there is one dirty little secret to [being a "good"] photographer, it's that you have to take a lot of pictures. I shoot anywhere from 100 to 1000 pictures every day. Save those. Share them. SHARE THEM. We want to see them. Really.

This project started off as a challenge, a chance to push myself and grow as a photographer. But it has become something much more than just that. I've grown as a person, [a little] closer to the man I aspire to be: I have become more earnest, thoughtful, patient, gutsy, diligent [ever in progress]. I have found what I love to do. There was not a day this year that this project felt like a chore/burden/stress/annoyance. 

IF YOU READ ONLY ONE SENTENCE in this run-on soapbox let it be this: Find your thing and do that thing better than anybody else does that thing, even if you think you aren't the best, or that that thing has no value because I promise you that it does. And I promise you that other people will see this value too. 
Day Three Hundred Sixty Three - "The Band"

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day Three Hundred Sixty Two - "Friends"

Mistakes are made, ideas don't always come to fruition as easily as anticipated. What we return to after making these mistakes is the [photographs] that hold value, memories, love. Those that matter. Forever the perfect subjects. Personal connections are what elevates work to passion. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day Three Hundred Sixty Two - "A Man's {Dogsitters} Best Friend"

Day Three Hundred Sixty - "Freeze Your Dansko's Off"

Kind enough to fill in for the three hundred sixtieth spot are the always wonderful Sarah and
 Nathan. It wasn't warm out there, folks, but these two braved it out.. in their car. Gotta stay warm! Respect goes out to Mikey, who is just off camera holding the light directed down at these two. And a loving nod to the curious man who stopped to watch the proceedings. He was released from prison yesterday. Yowza. I am all the more grateful have the opportunity to make a photo every day of this year. — with Sarah Fischer and Nathan White.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty Nine - "Happy Holidays from the Daltons"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty Seven - "He's Coming..."

Day Three Hundred Fifty Six - "This Photo Needs a Caption"

I have never been much of a namer.. but this project has sapped whatever I had. On a more important note: Mr. Mikey Huff and The Roach laid down a sweet impromptu performance in the freezing streets tonight, big ups go out to these men. This project is quickly coming to a close.. I am so grateful to all of you that follow my progress, happy [Day 356] Holidays to all!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty Five - "Christmas Katy"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty Four - "Heel"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty Three - "Christian [mas] Lights"

Day Three Hundred Fifty Two - "Chili"

Hey, what else are you supposed to do when the cute little mongrel is roaming around your place?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty One - "[Decorating] The Tree"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day Three Hundred Fifty - "Truncated...?"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Nine - "Girls With Short Skirts and Long [Boots] Jackets"

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Eight - "My Friends Can Defy Gravity, Can Your's?"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Seven - "Ghetto Throne"

You take what you can get [find] in a parking garage..

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Six - "In The Not So Distant Future.."

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Five - "Little Big Kid Fun"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Four - "Identity"  

Day Three Hundred Forty Three - "{De}Evolution"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty Two - "{Alway} Wear Protection"

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty One - "The Great Chicken Pardon of 2011"

Day Three Hundred Forty - "Traditional {or} New Age"

Why not both?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day Three Hundred Thirty Nine - "Space"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day Three Hundred Thirty Eight - "Buildering"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day Three Hundred Thirty Seven - "{Digital} Snow"

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day Three Hundred Thirty Six - "Home [Warmth]"

Day Three Hundred Thirty Five - "The Trash Bag and the Sombrero"

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day Three Hundred Thirty Four - "Protest [Silent]"
Supposedly, sitting on the sidewalk is illegal. We had a security guard from the Court House (we were sitting in front of, yes, the court house) come talk to us while we were shooting. And it was a friendly chat. Looks like those who enforce laws are also have their opinions as well. 
Big ups to Mikey Huff, who may or may not have sat on the sidewalk in above freezing temperatures. Respect, brother