There’s no better way for a photographer to review the year than to scroll through 12 months of adventures and see what stands out. Mostly, it gives me a deep sense of gratitude for all that I’ve been able to see and experience with you. I’m thankful for everyone who follows my work here and on Instagram.
2014 started in the Everglades, and then took me back to the Ladakh Himalaya, on a road trip across the American West, back to Appalachia in the fall, and then over to Europe where I visited Italy, Poland and my favorite, Vilnius, Lithuania. The images from Lithuania will start coming across in a few weeks. Just like jet lag, I always have a little bit of blog lag. This year saw the blog go over 100,000 views since its inception, and for that I’m also grateful.
This is a brief collection of some of my personal favorite posts from the year, sometimes because of the photographs themselves, sometimes because of the story the photographs told. You can click on any photo for the full story. There’s plenty more in the archives.
I look forward to sharing 2015 with you all. And if you ever have an idea and need someone with whom to collaborate, shoot me a note and let’s talk.
Your selection was perfect! Enjoyed every one of them! Have a great 2015!
Thanks Mrs. P, I hope you have a wonderful 2015 as well!
These are all magnificent! What a spectacular collection of work. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photography with us.
LOVE seeing your pictures all year long! Incredibly talented – you are!!
Thanks! I certainly enjoy sharing the journey…
You have some brilliant photos here. I think the first one and the last one stand out to me. The smoking girl really makes the last photo! Great work and good luck in 2015.
Thanks Jeff, I find the last photo to be important so I usually try and make it a good one. It turns out that that photo is one of my favorites from the entire year. Hope you have a great 2015 as well!
It would be a great shot without the girl smoking outside, but she gives it extra depth.
I was shooting that scene and during that time she appeared. Without her that photograph woukd not have made the cut. I was so grateful for someone who understood what i was doing and was glad to be included in the scene.
Happy New Year, Russ! It’s been an adventure following your journey through your amazing photographs.
Karen, i always enjoy your work as well, Happy New Year!
These are fantastic! The Ladakhi arrow. The flower in the desert (love it). And I’m from Oklahoma, so the storm is particularly delightful. But that last scene. Wow. I cannot get enough of it! I’ve been captivated by it since you first posted it. Amazing.
Thanks so much, it’s definitely one of my favorite images made this year! I appreciate you letting me know which ones you liked the most. Russ
Very nice post 🙂
Great collection and review of your year!! As usual, wonderful photos. They are def inspiring and make me want to travel :).
Thanks Jamie, hope you can get out and about in 2015!
I love the last image too, Russ, although the first image is also a favourite.
Let’s face it, they’re all my ‘favourites’, although the images of everyday life with people going about their daily tasks are really impressive.
Your blog has become my favourite this year as you travel through some of my Bucket List spots in the world.
Look forward to the next post in 2015 – thanks for sharing so much of your travels.
Happy New Year Vicki, appreciate hearing that its become a favorite! I’m already dreaming of where to go next!
A very impressive collection and I just can’t choose a favourite. Happy new year from Australia!
Happy New Year Jane! Hope its full of adventure for you.
Felicidades por el gran trabajo
Gracias, se lo agradezco mucho!
I always look forward to your posts, Russ. Beautiful, inspiring, challenging, thoughtful….thank you for sharing your work with us!
Thanks Pam, that means a lot, hope you have a wonderful New Year!