Friday, January 22, 2016

Best of 2015

Every January for the past half dozen or so, I go back and look at my photographs for the year previous and pick out my favorite 100 images.  I've found this exercise to be an important yearly ritual to reflect on the kind of images that I have made that were successful, less than successful, and meaningful to myself (and hopefully my clients).  2015 was definitely one of the most challenging years for me as a working photographer, as it was the first full year that I've done so as a parent.  Balancing work life and home life is a Herculean task, and I don't know how my parents managed to shift gears between the two so effectively.

Reviewing my previous year's work also makes me feel immense gratitude for my clients and collaborators.  From the folks who have let me into their homes and most important life celebrations, to organizations and universities that I've worked with for the very first time, and those that have been so gracious enough to invite me back - I am so honored to work with you all!

Of course, I cannot be more thankful for my family.  Lindsey and Jacob have been patient with my weird schedules and stepping up when I've had to be out of town for a job.  Sam Levitan Photography wouldn't exist without Lindsey's support and juggling her crazy work schedule and minding the home front while I'm on the road.  And nothing is better than returning home to these two.

Enough rambling, here are my favorite 100 images from 2015, enjoy!