It’s that time of year again when you start to see ‘best of’ lists popping up all over the internet. I can’t lie–I enjoy them just as much as the next person. It’s always fun to look back on the year, to think about where you’ve been, where you’re going, and to think about what lies ahead in the coming year. In choosing my most memorable images of the year, it became all about reflection.
Photographically, the most notable thing about 2015 was travel to new and exciting places. Iceland, Canada, and Basin & Range country in Nevada were some of the new places I got to see in 2015, and I also “rediscovered” some of the mountain ranges here in southern California, seeing them with new eyes. Solo exploration allowed time for quiet contemplation, and of course the best adventures often are shared with people close to you–these are the ones I’ll never forget. In the span of week in August, I was in central Nevada soaking in hot springs and watching wild horses at 11,000′, then hiking through the pouring rain in Alberta. It was a very special year indeed.
Below are some of my favorite and most memorable images from this past year. As always, I want to thank Jim Goldstein for putting together a very comprehensive index of best-of lists from photographers around the world. Make sure to check it out on his blog; the list should be available in early 2016.