First off, Happy New Year to everyone!
This year, I’m very thankful for my photography family. That includes everyone in Pittsburgh (to name a few: Pete Madia, Jeff Swensen, Justin Merriman, Stephanie Strasburg, Don Wright, Mike Henninger, Andy Russell, Evan Sanders, Chaz Palla, Matt Freed, Phil Pavely, Jasmine Goldman, Ben Filio, Pete Diana, Katyna and Barry Lavery, Jon Lisbon) as well as those abroad (probably too many to name: Al Bello, Robert Caplin, Justin Edmonds, Jack Megaw, Joel Hawksley, Rod Leland, David Bergman, Jim McIsaac, Scott Clarke, Sean Elliot, Daniel Berman, Hannah Foslien, Adam Vogler, Brad Mangin, Andrew Villa, Pouya Dianat, Rob Tringali, Andrew Weber).
And most importantly my family of picture editors, assignment editors, and photographers at Getty Images: Travis, Pancho, Mike H., Mike L., Brock, etc – I don’t know where I’d be without all of you!
I also owe a big thank you to all of my photographer friends who helped me edit and narrow down my final images of the year: Justin Edmonds, Joel Hawksley, Jack Megaw. You guys were all a huge help!
Looking back through practically every single image that I took in 2011 really helped me learn a lot about where I’ve been photographically as well as where I need to take my images this coming year. Viewing thousands of my own images was definitely quite the cleansing!
Over 100 assignments later, here are the best images to come out of my camera this year. Enjoy!