I must have started and stopped writing this blog post about 15 times since December. It’s my FIRST one, it has to be PERFECT… right? I was trying to write about each picture like I was some sort of verbal artist, trying to make you feel how I feel when I see the photos. But I felt as though I was being very insincere. The truth is – I just adore these pictures. I love photos that show connection, help you see the personality of a child shining through, a real moment, or a raw emotion. These pictures do that for me.
When I see a new picture come up on my screen that I am particularly proud of, I usually yell “MARK!!! COME LOOK AT THIS ONE!!” Followed by me praising myself out loud, my own verbal touchdown dance. So when I found myself trying to use thought provoking words, I was having a hard time. I would stop writing and would always be “too busy” to pick up where I left off. Then, last Thursday, my friend said about how she likes that when I post on Instagram, my captions have nothing to do with the shot (“You don’t say “oh look at this gorgeous light, you just write about something that happened that day.”). Which got me to thinking- if this blog is meant to represent my personality and well as my artistry, well I better accurately represent myself in both fields. And while yes, some of these photos did indeed capture some gorgeous light – you don’t need me to tell you that. So without further ado, here are the 17 photos (in no particular order) that made me feel like the bomb dot com in 2017.