Yearly recap

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Does anyone else take the time to look over what they have done and accomplished over a year in photography? From the progress made exploring a new style, learning, photo stories and projects that are finished...

I made the big switch to full time photographer 2 years ago and it's been a wild (and very rough) ride. Made a little recap of my 2014 best of show images, in case anyone is interested in reading.

Up next week is best of street photos and best travel photos :)

Best of the best show photos for 2014 | Montreal Concert Photographer - Pierre B Photo
 

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Beautiful clean work OP!

I don't do a yearly review that much. Being a concert photog you may like my Whoop Whoop project below. I've only been to 1 rock concert in 1971 before shooting Whoop Whoop. I had no all access pass nor any concert experience. But I still got some nice stuff with just buying a ticket to get in.

Here is my rundown...

I worked up to the end of 2103 developing new projects and carry over some work into 2014. I had finished printing and shipping my second artists' book Portfolio Peering Into the World of 1970's Hollywood and L.A.



In late 2013 I had started on a project to honor the 50th anniversary of Ed Ruscha's Twenty-six Gasoline Stations project which was considered the first modern artists' book.

Twenty-Six Roadkills

In late 2013 I started work on the landmark Encyclopedia of Photographic and Fine Art Ink Jet Printing Media. Even with running 2 to 3 printers it proved to be a very time consuming project taking almost a year to finish the 72 hand printed books. In Late 2014 I started to ship sets of the Encyclopedia. The first set went to the Center of Creative Photography at University of Arizona. I have proposals out for the remaining sets to the major museums in the US and 1 in Europe.

The National Media Museum in the UK, which manages the Royal Photographic Societies collection, had accepted a set, but the $1000+ Fed-X delivery bill blew up the acquisition.

Encyclopedia Photographic Ink Jet Printing Media

In early 2014 I came out with another landmark artists' book on self-harm...Cutters: There is nothing I hate more than myself. Now, there are books on self-harm. but nothing worldwide that goes into the depth and scope that mine does when it comes to documenting cutting.
I had to put my Bikers' Mardi Gras project on hold due to all the work with these projects The book was completely shot, it was only a matter of putting it together. That is what I'm doing now. I hope to have a maquette done by late January 2015.



Future book projects I started in 2014. They are pretty much all shot. I just don't have the time to print the books.

Whoop Whoop


Circle (name pro tem)


Doing anything worthwhile with photography is very tough nowadays. I am winding things up with my photography. I started to sell off a lot of my gear that I can do without. I've placed thousand of prints with most of the major public collections around the world. In fact, I probably hold the world record for placing the largest number of original photography with public institutions in the shortest time.

The problem is the institutions will not collect all of a photographers output. They will only collect a sampling of their entire output. (Unless they acquire the whole archive after the artist dies.) So in my case not much to do with more and more photos. I am a museum photographer and not a Flickr photog. If I can't place work with museums it kidna put a damper on my interest. I have enough projects to finish for the next 3 years. So will see how things go. If you have freezing time in your blood, you must keep pressing the button. So one can only divorce photography so much from your life.
 
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Sorry ilovemycam, but a couple of those links were just a little too NSFW for this forum! ;)
 

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Does anyone else take the time to look over what they have done and accomplished over a year in photography?

Nah...I remember the junk shots without needing any reminder. And there aren't many decent ones, so fairly easy to remember.
 

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