Here's a quick look at my year in photography (and writing about it).
This year I totaled 77 posts on this blog (78 with this post included), which is about 1,5 posts per week on the average. I'm totally aware the average doesn't mean anything, but altogether I managed to produce a reasonable amount of content.
The most covered topic is 'exhibitions' as I spent quite a lot of time working on the exhibitions. I had no less than 5 exhibitions this year after all:
- Blood Unquiet at Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
- Unfinished Stories at ambulARToorium, Kasepää, Estonia
- Blood Unquiet at Evald Okas Museum in Haapsalu, Estonia
- Blood Unquiet at Photoville, New York, USA
- Blood Unquiet at Museum of New Art in Pärnu, Estonia
Considerable amount of my posts are about preparing for those exhibitions, including printing, framing, mounting, display options, venue considerations etc. Although there're not too many posts about my fundraiser for Photoville, that took considerable effort from me.
Mostly, I have to thank Artproof and their Young Photographic Artist Grant for all this work, but as I won it already in 2014 I cannot include it into this year's achievements. But I won another major Estonian award this year - Kalju Suur Grant (Kalju Suure Stipendium).
When not sending emails to the transport company who took care of getting my pictures to New York (which was probably more than I send to my wife), raising funds or applying to grants, I tried my hand with short photo essays, started with "One Camera, One Lens, One Year" project (to keep myself going during the usual photographic lows in winter) and even posted a couple of random photos.
I wrote some photobook reviews, something I plan to continue with - there a like 20 or so more books on my shelf where I actually have something to say. It's quite amazing how trying to articulate your thoughts adds to your vocabulary and photo books definitely add to the photographic vocabulary, both directly when looking at the pictures and indirectly when trying to understand what you just saw and why you liked it.
Last, but not the least, there're whole 14 posts in the category random thoughts, which ironically happen to be my most important thoughts on photography I wrote down this year.
And finally, here is my outlook for 2016 ☻
Below is a raw breakdown by categories and months, should anybody be interested. There's not a lot of room or design possibilities to add them to blog footer or even ugly second column, so I'll just post this kind of index once a year. It's not a very thought-through approach to categorization, but here it is anyway (the tag cloud look even worse, you have to believe me).
Posts by categories (one post can have more than one category):
Posts by months: