Matt Gibson (gothick_matt) wrote,
Matt Gibson
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A Year of Photography

For 2008, I made a resolution to pick a favourite photograph of mine for every month of the year. Amazingly, I stuck to the resolution. So, here's my year of pictures!

January


Man with crack
Taken in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern. The crack is Doris Salcedo's Shibboleth.


February


Clovelly Harbour
Clovelly Harbour, Devon. I was walking along the harbour, talking to Benjohn (WINOLJ) when my brain told me I was looking at a good photo opportunity.

March


Cling
Little Zach was just getting the hang of walking.

April


IMG_1604
From the Tips from the Top Floor GTG at Hampton Court.

May


Islay-Finlaggan-4270
kaveypie, ahnlak and (I think) BobDave, on the walk out to look at the ruins at Finlaggan, on Islay.

June


Guitar-5855
Taken to play with my then-new 50mm lens. Looks best big.

July


20080728-IMG_8162
ahnlak, at the Welsh National Botanic Gardens, during this year's group holiday. I liked the colours in this one, and the contrast of the two subjects.

August


Swan
I love the cartoony-ness of this one.

September


Walk Home 2
Another one that looks best big. This was my first photo to get into (and stay in) Flickr's Explore feature.

October


SLOW SLOW (quick quick SLOW)
Continuing in the theme of urban black-and-white photography, here's the flyover just around the corner from my house.

November


Centre Cyclist
...and here's Bristol City Centre. This one definitely works best big. This is probably my favourite from-the-hip shot of the year -- I just _knew_ it would be a good photo, if I could get it, and I got it...

December


Energy
On reflection, it may be that one of my photos of little Zach from Christmas is my favourite photo of December, but for now Thom and Jay from the ferry boat company -- as singer and drummer for metal band KTUNK -- have my vote.


And that's my year in pictures! It was an interesting exercise. Looking back, I'm not sure I'd choose the same pictures again -- my favourites change with time and perspective -- but it's good to see these and remember how nice this year has actually been, given my recent exhaustion and work- and illnes-related downheartedness. 2008 was actually quite fab!

Small disclaimer: there were maybe two months where I haven't picked my absolute favourite, because it's a photo I don't want available to the net at large -- like the commercial stuff I'm doing for the ferry company, for example. But where that's the case, I've chosen a close runner up...

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