I tried to do more photography than ever in 2016, and for the most part I think I succeeded.
I made a resolution to take more photographs of people that year. To be bolder. More in your face. To tell better stories with my photos. To be more concrete and less abstract.
Looking back I made good on that resolution. Many of my photos in 2016 are filled with people. Some are candid, some not so much. I don’t always post these on my Instagram page. Usually it’s because I don’t think the photos are worthy of sharing. I’m not a big fan of #latergram. I try to share things that are relevant, or at least recent.
Looking back, here are several that I took in 2016 that I wish I had posted.
An accordion player sings into the microphone during a Fourth of July concert in Port Allen, Louisiana. I wish I remember the name of the band because they were incredible. They played Cajun versions of Bob Marley and Black Sabbath.
I have a million pictures of the Baton Rouge flood in August, 2016, but this one just sticks out to me. These two buildings had been abandoned for some time, but the owner began to redevelop them a month before the rain came. The canal behind them flooded everything. This is in my backyard. Fortunately, we didn’t get flooded.