Twelve Favorite Photographs from 2012

This year, even more than last, I realized that I don't need to carry my camera at all times. I could and did go days or weeks at a time without shooting a single frame. Because of this, I shot a lot less film this year than I ever have - probably less than 50 rolls of film. I shot a fair amount of sheet film, but not an obscene number. Instead I used my iPhone a lot to take pictures of stuff that interested me on the street. That format met my desire to share signs, storefronts, and other weird, everyday things. If something really grabbed me, I would return with a camera and film. Related to that, I also realized that I don't want or need to photograph every new event/happening/whatever that takes place in NYC. A lot of really nice people invited me out to shoot things like Manhattanenge, laser light shows, parades, and other events. And I don't think I went to a single one of them. I did drag my 4x5 out to Brooklyn Bridge Park to shoot the 9/11 tribute lights. By myself...

The resulting shot was my favorite photograph that I took in 2012.

September 11 Tribute Lights Toyo 45A Fuji Neopan Acros 100 NYC Sept 11 Tribute Lights Toyo 45A Fuji Provia 100

Here are 11 others that I'm partial to for whatever reason.

Guggenheim Museum, Nikon FM2n and Kodak Tri-X 400 Guggenheim Nikon FM2n and Kodak Tri-X 400

Kate Walking on Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Nikon D700 Kate Walking on Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Nikon D700

ECB Face, Bushwick, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100 ECB Face, Bushwick, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100

Vintage Mustang, Brooklyn, Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Provia 100 Mustang, Brooklyn, Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Provia 100

Kate Making a Heart with Sparklers on the Dock, St. Michaels, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100 Kate Making a Heart out of Sparklers on the Dock, St. Michaels, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100

Rainy Brooklyn Bridge at Night, Toyo 45A and Fuji Neopan Acros 100 Rainy Brooklyn Bridge at Night, Toyo 45A and Fuji Neopan Acros 100

Bel Aire Motel, Niagara Falls, Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Provia 100 Bel-Aire Motel, Niagara Falls, Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Provia 100

Jane's Carousel and Brooklyn Bridge, Toyo 45A and Kodak Portra 400 Jane's Carousel and Brooklyn Bridge, Toyo 45A and Kodak Portra 400

Traveler's Rest, St. Michaels, Maryland, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100 Traveler's Rest, St. Michaels, Maryland, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100

Honda Motorcycle in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100 Honda Motorcycle in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100

Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Neopan Acros 100 Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Neopan Acros 100

Old Boats, Maryland Route 50, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100 Old Boats, Maryland Route 50, Toyo 45A and Fuji Provia 100