While my books aren’t quite closed on the year yet, I’d like to take a look back at 2013 with regards to my photography. I’ve learned so much this year about both photography and the art business. My photographic style has developed significantly and my vision of the landscape has become more defined.
Let’s take a look at some specific details:
Most exciting moment: Being awarded one of five Awards of Excellence at the Arts Festival Oklahoma 2013 (over 200 artists attending).
Most memorable moment: Standing on the sand dunes at sunset in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It was just my wife, Abbie, and I out there all alone, with no one else for miles. It was so quiet and peaceful watching the colors in the sky change and the shadows stretch across the ripples of sand. As the sun dipped below the horizon, coyotes began to howl up and down the range as the air began to cool.
My Personal Favorite Photograph of the Year: Canyon Island. This pinnacle of rock is impressive now matter how you look at it, but when captured with the right light and finished with a certain vision, the result is a beautiful photograph that is both mysterious and peaceful.
Your Favorite Photographs this year:
#1 with 37 photographs sold – Pumpjacks
#2 with 18 photographs sold – Longhorn
#3 is a two-way tie at 16 photographs sold – Bodie and Hummingbird in Flight.
In 2013, I sold a total of 182 photographs, drove 5726 miles to 26 shows in Texas and Oklahoma, opened a shutter roughly 6000 times, and officially released 12 new photographs. I also took a photograph of downtown that made the front page of “The Leader”, the newspaper for the north Houston area, and the front page of its insert “The Guide”.
I am very pleased with what I’ve accomplished this year and am very excited to see my plans for next year realized. Among those plans is a very ambitious project to create a photographic profile of Texas landscapes and to publish this project as a book. I begin shooting for this project in just a few weeks.
I want to thank every single one of you who has supported me over the past two years. I am thrilled to have you following my work and I look forward to creating more stunning, dramatic, beautiful, and mysterious photographs for you in 2014.