Photography gives us such a wonderful way to reflect on the past, and perhaps gain a hint of where we are are going. I thought I’d start the new year off here with a quick reflection on my photography from 2014. I’ve selected 12 of my favourite images from 2014 to share with you.
Looking at the images, two things really stand out to me…
Firstly, 2014 was an incredibly busy year. My major project for the year was to complete my new book Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed, the culmination of many years work. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard for so long. I am immensely proud of the finished result and what we achieved with this book; I think it is fair to say, at the least, that this is a significant documentation of Australian climbing. Because that project so dominated the year it meant that some other projects were neglected or put on the back burner. I barely had time for any work on this web site, for example, so that’s something that will be rectified this year. I’m super excited about our plans for — among other things — this site and our email newsletter. The email newsletter already has over 1800 subscribers; it’s our main platform for sharing news and images (and freebies), so ensure you are subscribed to our newsletter –> here (we do not spam, you can unsubscribe anytime).
The other standout from 2014 is how much I have to be grateful for. I am very lucky to do creative and interesting work, at to some of the most spectacular places on the planet, with great friends and some of the nicest, most positive and inspiring people that I know. Whether it’s the climbers or others who have helped with photography, the 80 authors who contributed stories and text for Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed, the 100’s of people who supported our new book Kickstarter campaign, and everyone else who has supported our work in some way, or just connected with us on Facebook or Instragram and being positive about what we are doing… well, I’ve really felt the love — and I feel so very grateful for that. Thank you so much everyone.
So here are 12 highlights from 2014. And here’s cheers to 2015!
Oh, make that 13 images. Watching Monique’s send of Tiger Cat is something I will never forget!