My project last week was to review all of the photographs I made during 2017 and to pick twelve favorite 2017 photographs.
Favorite 2017 Photographs
I try to pick my favorites once a year and keep the collections of photos from year to year so that I can see how my work has changed over time. Choosing just 12 photos is always challenging for me. But it teaches me about who I am as a person and a photographer. Looking at the collections from year to year shows me how I am changing and growing. I highly recommend this practice to any artist.
This year I think my personal voice speaks more loudly in my photography then ever before. A number of my favorite photographs represent things I have always loved—flowers, the big woods, the boundary waters. And other photos remind me of important experiences during 2017—the Women’s March, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, my Ely adventure.
Here are my 2017 picks (in no particular order). I’ve added a short sentence below each about why it made my top 12.