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This year, I decided to skip the “best of 2013″ list. Instead, I have compiled ten of my most memorable images of 2013. These are images that bring back definite memories of a time and a place. They are images that I have remembered all year, and images that have stuck with me for one reason or another. In no particular order, here are my 10 most memorable images of 2013.

“And When We Kiss, The Sky Is On Fire”
Iceland – March 2013
To be honest, I could have picked 10 images from our trip to Iceland for this post. Travel photography is always memorable, but Iceland is a whole different level. Around every bend are amazing, dramatic, beautiful views. The northern lights are an experience that is impossible to describe. This self-portrait is my favorite of the northern lights images from the trip. All my images from Iceland can be seen in this Flickr set.

“The Very Definition”
Paris, France – June 2013
I went to Paris for work during the summer. I had a chance to get out and shoot while I was there. This image was made along Rue de Rivoli in the late afternoon. When I look at this image, I can feel the warm air and hear the sound of high heels echoing through the walkway. You can see more of my images from Paris on Flickr.

“Generations”
Ogden, Utah – October 2013
My grandmother turned 93 this year, but she can still play the piano beautifully. This is her playing with her great-granddaughter. I regret that I have never been very good at capturing friends and family with the lens. This is a rare exception.

“Everything Stops Eventually, Some Things Sooner Than Others”
Reno, Nevada – January 2013
In January, I made a trip to Reno to spend some time with my parents. My father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer late in 2012, and they were in Reno for his treatment. It was a difficult time, and this particular image brings back many memories of my short stay there.

“Eternal Flame”
MLK Memorial, Atlanta, Georgia – January 2013
We visited Atlanta in 2013, and went to the MLK memorial. To be honest, I didn’t particularly care about seeing it. Once we were there, however, I was surprised by the magnitude of emotion that exists in this place. It is a very powerful monument, and a feeling I will not soon forget.

“Food To Take Home”
Atlanta, Georgia – January 2013
It is difficult to pick a single neon sign from the hundreds that I shot during 2013, but this one in Atlanta stands out. It is a wonderfully preserved example of a classic American diner, welcoming people day and night.

“Ask About What Might Be”
Jill Tracy at Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, California – September 2013
I was pleased to have an opportunity to shoot one of Jill Tracy’s performances at Cafe du Nord this year. Her shows are always memorable, and having the opportunity to capture the performance is something I always appreciate.

“Jessica And The Lamp”
Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany, California – August 2013
Jessica Maria, co-owner of the Hotsy Totsy Club in Albany, was the local winner of a cocktail competition, and was invited to compete in the national contest in Lima, Peru. I was asked to make some images of her in the club for promotional material. This is one of my favorites from the shoot.

“Scott Pavilion Street”
Winnemucca, Nevada – October 2013
This year we took a road trip, driving from San Francisco to Ogden across Interstate 80, and returning on Highway 6 through the middle of Nevada. It was a drive filled with beautiful, desolate spaces, and lots of vintage neon. This particular motel had signs at every freeway exit, pointing travelers to a decent spot to spend a night.

“Everywhere And Nowhere”
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Iceland – March 2013
This is a glacial lagoon, formed where a glacier meets the sea. The scenery here changes rapidly, and is never the same twice. Iceland is a remarkable place, and is easily my most memorable photo experience of 2013.

And those are my most memorable images of 2013. Thanks for looking!

iPhone Photo April

March 30th, 2011 Permalink

Got an iPhone? Got a blog? Combine the two and show off your best iPhone photos during the month of April!

Four Red UmbrellasHello San FranciscoA Day Called ZeroEddie
There are many great photography apps available for the iPhone. Some of my favorites are Hipstamatic, Percolator, AutoStitch, Camera+, and Instagram, and Diptic.

I’ve decided to use the month of April to showcase some of my iPhone photography. I will be posting one photo each day that was taken and processed on my iPhone. I will try to include details about the app(s) that were used to create the photo as well.

If you have a blog and an iPhone, why not do the same? Tweet a link to the post with the hashtag #iphonephotoapril so we can find all the posts. I know there are some people out there doing some amazing things with the iPhone photo apps, so lets see your best shots!

Public Isolation Project

November 7th, 2010 Permalink

The Public Isolation Project

Three Alone

This project is meant to explore the various ways that people in public spaces isolate themselves. Once you start looking for this subject, you will see it everywhere. On the street. On public transit. In a group of people at a restaurant.

Take a look around the next time you are in public, and notice how many people you see are lost in their own world.

You can see all the photos from this project here.

Changing States

October 23rd, 2009 Permalink

You may recall the 50 States Project that I blogged about a while back. The project consisted of visiting all 50 states within the year, documenting each state with photographs along the way. Recently the project was completed, and Sarah has published a book documenting her journey. It’s called “Changing States”, and you can get […]

Changing States, by Sarah Sharp

You may recall the 50 States Project that I blogged about a while back. The project consisted of visiting all 50 states within the year, documenting each state with photographs along the way.

Recently the project was completed, and Sarah has published a book documenting her journey. It’s called “Changing States”, and you can get it on Blurb.

I can’t do much better than to quote her own description of the book:

An observational account of my journey to all 50 United States over the course of this year, including photographs and writing that seek to reconstruct the transformative experience.

The preview of the book on Blurb looks great. I can’t wait to get my hands on a hard copy. Congrats on completing your project, Sarah!

Photowalking San Francisco

February 3rd, 2009 Permalink

Last night I joined a large group of photographers at the Ferry Building in San Francisco for a nighttime photowalk. We shot around Pier 14 and the spider sculpture before splitting off into a couple of groups. There were lots of new faces there, which is always nice to see. You can find my set […]

A Bench At Night

Last night I joined a large group of photographers at the Ferry Building in San Francisco for a nighttime photowalk. We shot around Pier 14 and the spider sculpture before splitting off into a couple of groups. There were lots of new faces there, which is always nice to see.

You can find my set from the evening on flickr.

Announcing My New Blog

December 31st, 2008 Permalink

I have started up a new blog called “Through My Eyes”. It will be photos only, in a large format. This is where I will showcase my favorite photos. There will also be links to purchase prints. I will still be blogging here about photography, the photo challenges, and random stuff. Eventually this blog will […]

I have started up a new blog called “Through My Eyes”. It will be photos only, in a large format. This is where I will showcase my favorite photos. There will also be links to purchase prints.

I will still be blogging here about photography, the photo challenges, and random stuff. Eventually this blog will move to the new domain, when I have time to figure out how to migrate the content seamlessly.

Head on over to Through My Eyes and check it out. Let me know what you think of the layout. It’s a work in progress, so it may have some rough spots. Thanks for your interest!

Looking Back On The 2008 Challenge

December 30th, 2008 Permalink

2008 Challenge from Jeremy Brooks on Vimeo. The 2008 Challenge was a challenge. One photo per week, documenting my community. Committing to shoot the same theme every week was not always easy. Some weeks I had no idea what I was going to shoot. Some weeks I just didn’t want to shoot. But I managed […]


2008 Challenge from Jeremy Brooks on Vimeo.

The 2008 Challenge was a challenge. One photo per week, documenting my community. Committing to shoot the same theme every week was not always easy. Some weeks I had no idea what I was going to shoot. Some weeks I just didn’t want to shoot. But I managed complete it. Here are some things I learned from the experience:

  1. Planning is essential
  2. Doing some research about my community and planning to shoot specific things greatly helped in completing the project. I found a list of Richmond fire stations and a list of public art in Richmond. These lists provided an abundance of subject matter. Each week I picked one of the items on the list to shoot.

  3. Don’t wait until the last minute
  4. It was much easier to pick a subject and attempt to shoot it at the beginning of the week. If the subject was no longer there (as was the case for some of the public art I tried to shoot), I could pick another subject and shoot it later in the week.

  5. Make the project public
  6. Posting the shots on flickr, zooomr, and my blog gave me incentive to complete the project once I had started it. The shots appeared at photochallenge.org as well.

  7. Tag the photos and make a set
  8. Tagging each photo with ‘2008challenge’ made it possible to see everybody’s 2008 Challenge photos. In addition, it made it simple to automatically add my photos to a 2008 Challenge set. Flickr does not have the ability to create sets automatically based on tags, but you can use SmartSetr to do it.

Some of the project photos are not very inspired. Some are quite boring. Some I am really not happy with at all. But I posted them anyway, and I am happy with the project as a whole.
I’m really looking forward to the 2009 Challenge, and seeing what the completed project will look like at the end of next year. Can you do the 2009 Challenge as well? Why not give it a shot? It will be interesting to see a whole pool of photos from the year!

Hi Mom, Welcome To Flickr!

October 28th, 2008 Permalink

Photos by Diana Brooks My mom, who has been taking photos for as long as I can remember, has recently joined Flickr. She has been shooting with digital cameras for several years now, and recently moved up to a Canon G9. You can imagine the backlog of photos that are on her computer waiting to […]

Photos by Diana Brooks

My mom, who has been taking photos for as long as I can remember, has recently joined Flickr. She has been shooting with digital cameras for several years now, and recently moved up to a Canon G9. You can imagine the backlog of photos that are on her computer waiting to be uploaded!

The four photos above are from her recent uploads. There’s more good stuff in her photostream, and much more to come. It’s worth watching.

When Ya Gonna Ring It?

March 13th, 2008 Permalink

Testing out animoto, a web site that spits out a video based on the music and images you give it. You can re-render the video over and over, and get different results each time. You can see the photos of the locks on Zooomr or Flickr.

Testing out animoto, a web site that spits out a video based on the music and images you give it. You can re-render the video over and over, and get different results each time.

You can see the photos of the locks on Zooomr or Flickr.

And The Winner Is….

November 21st, 2007 Permalink

Thanks for all your votes on my post Help Me Pick. The post has been updated to show the total votes for each photo, and comments have been closed. The winners were: Number one: “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams” with 13 votes Number two: “Make Another Round” with 11 votes Number three: “Number One Crush” […]

Thanks for all your votes on my post Help Me Pick. The post has been updated to show the total votes for each photo, and comments have been closed. The winners were:

Number one: “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams” with 13 votes
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Number two: “Make Another Round” with 11 votes
Make Another Round

Number three: “Number One Crush” with 8 votes
Number One Crush