Welcome to 2013… let’s get started.
I just returned from a brief holiday trip to NYC where I spent a week with my girlfriend and family enjoying the city, eating, and listening to them grumble as I dragged them to art galleries and museums (you should all go see MoMA’s exhibits on both the Quay Brothers and Tokyo 1955-1970). Despite ending the trip with a six-hour flight delay and a bad flu that I am still fighting off, I am mentally recharged and revived and ready to kick some butt heading into the new year.
I spent a lot of time over the holidays thinking about this blog and where I want to go with it in 2013. I know that over the last few months of 2012 my posting schedule had become a little erratic due to the heavy travel and shooting schedule that I was working with (I’m not complaining – it was great to be so busy and work on so many cool projects as the year wrapped up) but it used to be that I was able to post 2-3 times a week, including some of the regular features like Personal Record and Required Reading that readers really seemed to enjoy. I fell into a bit of blog quicksand and with each post that I felt I missed or posted late, it just got worse and worse – but there is no time like the new year for a fresh start! After reassessing the direction I want to take this blog in and how I want it to serve my readers, I have decided that I would rather take the route of quality over quantity. In the coming months I will be posting on a more stable schedule of at least once a week (with the occasional extra post as warrented), and regular features will be posted on a monthly schedule that will allow for denser and better curated posts. You can look forward to me sharing new work a few times a month, a new and more expansive monthly link roundup, the regular appearance of a new self-portrait project, news, updates about marketing, behind the scenes and mobile images, and more. You can also look for me to be more active on twitter and more responsive to questions asked on the blog and via email
I also have a big announcement that I want to share with all of you.
The American Society of Media Photographers reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked me to become a regular contributor to their daily Strictly Business Blog, so a lot of my business and industry-based writing will be moving over there. In fact, my first post launched early this morning. I will be writing new content for them every few weeks going forward. I am really thrilled to be a part of this blog which features writers and photographers who have been mentors to me the last few years as I restarted my career in photography.