So, here we are again, the end of another year. Calendar year. Fiscal year to some. You know the drill: lists, count-downs, reviews, etc. Same shit each year, "Stairway to Heaven" is number one classic rock song.
I guess it automatically builds in an annual exercise for me; my annual favorite photographs - that I took, of course.
The past few years I've assembled, on middlespace, a kind of a top-twenty. Well, as I take more pictures each year that exercise gets harder. So, this year, It's forty pictures in four categories.
10 Favorite Portraits - Pictures of people I know and don'tLet us never confuse "favorite" with "best." Technically some of these photographs are not what the technicians would consider great, but fuck them. It's my art. Anyway, I've narrowed several thousand shots down to 40. Sue me, will 'ya? Note, that there are some exceptions, the wedding, the Bren, some nudes, etc. So, it's a subset of subsets. See? Never that straight forward.
10 Favorite Objects - The other nouns
10 Favorite Abstracts - Stuff that looks like stuff and stuff that doesn't
10 Favorite Self-views - Yep, how I see myself
After reviewing every year, I get the sick feeling that the sets don't work and I don't even like the shots anymore. Then weeks or months later I like 'em again. So, it's not perfection, just an exercise....
Also, lazily, instead of building the pages for the pictures myself, uh, I just uploaded them to Ofoto. So, uh, if you want to buy 'em have at it. But, that's not why I put them there. Just lazy really. If you have technical issues getting to them, sorry, I'm not going to help you. So, let's hope links work. All I know is that you keep clicking and you can see all 40.
Like 'em or not. Eh, fuck it! I don't even like them anymore. Happy damn new year.