2014 is coming to a close, time for a little reflection and the obligatory year-end review. It was a busy one and narrowing down the images is not easy, especially when you put 20,000 clicks on your shutter. I saw countless trails, trees, and fungi in parks on the city, county, state and even national level. I continued to point my camera at anything rusty, flaking, moldy, or generally in a decrepit state. And I furthered my journey down the rabbit hole of weird, time-based experimenting and long exposure 4d melting.
But, more than anything, I shot a lot of concerts. Specifically, I shot 146 bands on 19 different stages, 24 concerts, and 5 multiple day music festivals.
Thanks to everyone that walked through the woods with me, putting up with my incessant stopping and side routes. Thanks to everyone at Cincymusic.com – especially Kelly Painter for dealing with the endless email/text/messenger requests for photo passes, Bill Donabedian and Michael Kearns at Bunbury/Buckle Up Festivals, Scott Preston at Cincygroove.com, and Jonathan Newsome at Unsung Melody for letting me shoot the music that I love so much. And a huge round of applause for all the photographers at CincyMusic and The Alliance of Music Photographers FB group. Endless talent in a small and competitive pool, yet welcoming, sharing, and friendly as they come. You all make me a better photographer.
In no particular order, these are my 60 favorites from 2014.