Favourite 12 Images of 2021
2021 has been a particularly challenging year for many. A raft of pandemic-induced restrictions meant that travel was very limited. On top of this, there was the ever present spectre of a snap lockdown here in Western Australia (our State has opted to try and remain Covid-free for all of this year), which meant that trying to run a business that relies on future planning of events was particularly “interesting” (and not in a good way). I’ll admit that I laboured under a great deal of stress this year and that there were moments when I wondered if it was worthwhile persevering.
Thankfully, I did, and there were some highlights in the year — some of it due to photography, but mostly due to friendships and the discovery of new interests.
While I struggled with my own personal work this year — somehow, all that stress made it difficult to find photographic inspiration – I still managed to create a number of images that I’m particularly pleased with and proud of. They’re a mix of portraits and landscapes that I felt showed a spark or two of creativity, and I enjoyed taking and making them.
I hope you enjoy them too.
In no particular order, here are my favourite 12 images taken in 2021.
And there you have it.
You’ll notice that I have a pretty dramatic look to my photography, and I tend to avoid “picture postcard” images. I believe that it’s important to shoot what you like and to shoot in a way that creates images that resonate with you. That’s the best way to develop a style that reflects your “photographic eye”.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and my very best wishes to you for a kinder, more inspiring 2022.