It’s certainly been an interesting year. Not always great, sometimes downright difficult, but not bad, either. It seemed to go by much faster than previous years, but maybe that’s attributed more to my age, than space-time actually accelerating in front of me.
I found myself surrounded by incredible people throughout the year. Many influenced the photos you see here. The input and feedback I got from them changed the way I look at everything I shoot. Though it’s clear I’m still trying to find my way through the process, I’m constantly evolving and I hope what you see next year will be better than what you saw this year, and subsequent years will be even better than the next.
I want to say thank you to some of the most influential people in my life this year starting with my Sainted Mother. She made her way to the exit in February and left this Earth with little fan-fare and zero regret. That may be the biggest lesson I’ve gotten this year or any other. Leave this life behind knowing that you truly lived it and left nothing left undone or unsaid. I’m still struggling to make this my reality, but I’m confident I’ll get there someday.
Thanks to my wife for her unending support as I try to, once again, reinvent myself in an effort to find some internal peace and satisfaction. She is the rock I rely on each and every day.
Big thanks to Greg Trachy and Chris Nazarenus for giving me this awesome platform to play on. Had you not invited me to the party, I never would have realized how much I loved and missed looking through the viewfinder. Thanks for believing in me.
To the amazing photographers I’ve met over the past couple years: Linhbergh Nguyen, Larry Chen, Andrew Bohan, Alex Wong, Jay Canter, Dave Phillip and Camden Thrasher. I am blown away by your talent and motivated to improve and work harder each and every time I review your work. Simply brilliant. I am inspired.
The photos below are my favorite from the past year. Are they my best…? I don’t know, but they are the ones that I enjoy looking at the most.
I've been around some form of racing since I was a kid. First hanging around Ascot in Southern California. Then, after moving to Texas as a teen, I got hooked on drag racing and did that for almost fifteen years. In between I have raced Dirt bikes and Quads.
2011 Marked my 8th and final year racing up Pikes Peak: Five in the Pro Quad division and three in Time Attack. Future racing plans are in the works, but until then I'm at the track shooting for My Life at Speed as much as I possibly can.
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