I needed to take a walk this evening on my last day visiting family in the Midwest. I wandered the cold, but muddy cornfields across the street and watched vibrant, pink color saturate the clouds overhead. The empty cornfields and cold temps made for a lonely walk, but I took the quiet time to do a little reflection over the last year. In a nutshell, 2014 was exciting. I built a great friendship with Vincent of Art 146 in downtown Charlottetown and I’m super thankful for the man behind the prints, Adam Kavanagh at Newfoundland Canvas, for all his guidance and top notch customer service. I hope our paths cross at some point in the future. Working with the folks at Saltscapes was great fun and made for a great first experience publishing something in a magazine. My girlfriend and I celebrated five years together and traveled to Newfoundland for the first time (and hopefully not last). Nevertheless, I still have lots to work on.
One issue I encountered in 2014 was a somewhat frequent battle waging in my own mind that caused me to lose my creative drive and revert instead to what was comfortable. I think this is in part because photography, when pursued seriously, can be quite a lonely endeavor. I’m also finding my professional/career desires changing, which has had an impact on a variety of things in my life. Nevertheless, I’m eagerly anticipating what 2015 brings to the table. I have some personal projects that I would like to work on and a couple partnerships in the works. Ultimately, I’m hoping to change how I use my camera. Anywho, you probably didn’t come here to read the above text. So if you’re still here, thanks! Below are my top 10 of 2014, plus a bonus. These are also in no particular order. Any of these can be printed or licensed via my website www.seanlandsmanphotography.com