Four hundred and seventy two photos. Surprised even myself going through my Lightroom catalog. For a year that was spent mostly indoors, I’m a little bit impressed with myself. (And that number’s going to go up with some last-week-of-the-year images.)
The collective universe categorised 2020 as… well, not the best year. But looking back on my four hundred and something photos, there was actually a lot of good stuff in there. So, here’s a short stroll down 2020’s memory lane.
Before the 2020 that was
Turns out, there was a 2020 before March when the shit hit the fan. Museums, food festivals, and general outdoorsy-ness. Not to mention all the social interaction. Good times.
I leant on photography to not let cabin fever in during those few months. Though, there’s only so much you can photograph in an apartment that gets terrible natural light 90% of the time and kind of good natural light the rest of the time.
I had to. For just a couple of afternoons, I wanted to see what the world looked like with everything shut down. (Like so many other folks out there.) It was a little strange to see some places so quiet and devoid of people. But then again, fairly normal for Phoenix just as summer was beginning to hit.
ALL the Botanical Gardens visits
Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Gardens has become my #1 place to take anyone who comes to visit. It’s beautiful. Just see.
The good in 2020
We bought a house! Our first house. So, of course, we’re turning it into a project. And I’ll be turning that project into my own photography project.
And when things got marginally safer, we did some exploring. I’ve lived in the US coming up to two years in 2021 and I still feel like I’ve barely seen much of the country. Figured it’s a good idea to start with Arizona.
And of course, throw in a healthy dose of local exploring around Phoenix. (When I got mildly obsessed at photographing all the palm trees.
Thanks for scrolling through and looking and reading my 2020 in photos. Probably more photos than I planned on sharing—I definitely got carried away.
P.S. If you want to buy prints of my photos, I‘m selling some here. If you’ve seen something I’ve posted you’d like as a print, leave a comment, and I’ll add it to the store.