A Year in Review.

It’s been a full year since I decided to start this photoblog. I wanted to make a quick post summing up some of the work I’ve been pleased to share, and thank the people who have taken the time to read, respond and engage with the opinions and photography presented. The film community is the reason I’m still passionate about photography after all these years. Seeing new work every day without fail is a charge only matched by the enthusiasm of those who receive and encourage it. Roll on 2017. 

Posted 12/15 in NEWLK Portsmouth.

Carla and the Blossoms
Carla and the Blossoms

Posted 12/15 in Box of Magic.


Posted 12/15 in Old Sturbridge Village.

Potter at work
Potter at work

Posted 12/15 in Western NS.


Posted 01/16 in NEWLK Salem.

Inspired
Inspired

Posted 01/16 in my DC Trip Report.

SBUX Flare
SBUX Flare

Posted 02/16 in Seattle: Pike Market.

King
King

Posted 02/16 in Florida.


Posted 03/16 in Quebec.

Sam De Cham
Sam De Cham

Posted 03/16 in My Dad Retires.

Typical
Typical

Posted 05/16 in Nevada.

Intake NV
Intake NV

Posted 05/16 in NEWLK Ogunquit.

LEAP
LEAP

Posted 08/16 in Port Maitland.

Chaise
Chaise

Posted 08/16 in Hit the Streets.

Alexandra
Alexandra

Posted 08/16 in #Thirdshift SJ.

Paul
Paul

Posted 11/16 in Montreal.

Gare Centrale
Gare Centrale

I’m not going to explain the selection processes here, these are just some of the posts and images that have stood out to me as memorable. We’ve put on some miles this year, and it’s had its ups and downs like any other. I’m thankful above all for my family and the support they lend me when out and around. I’m always demanding big mileage on foot, lagging behind, shooting or just talking to strangers.

This has been a year to grow, to learn and to pace myself. I’m even more comfortable with approaching anyone I please for a photo. I’ve learned that it’s one thing to have a great idea, and another to see it through. I’ve learned that true friendship doesn’t have to do with location. I’ve learned that the people who will take the time to offer genuine criticism or help are out there, and they’re more common than I thought. I’ve learned to ignore the haters and preachers, because they’re just going to keep hating and preaching. I’m a slightly better photographer than I was this time last year, and I’d also like to think I’m a slightly better person.

Take a minute and explore the posts attached to any image that catches your eye, as they’re representative of the work hiding behind the links. Thanks again for indulging me, patient reader, and let’s all pull toward a prosperous 2017 with lots of rolls of memories to show for it.

2 Replies to “A Year in Review.”

  1. Wonderful photographs and writing, Matthew, as always. I particularly love the photo of your daughter w/ camera, the Potter, the Blues Brothers shot and the shot of your Dad laughing, so great! A Happy and Prosperous New Year to you. I look forward to future posts!

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