Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all enjoyed yourself! My New Year’s was pretty laid back. My wife and I made a little dinner and watched movies all night. And to be honest, it’s just what we needed. Christmas time was hectic for both of us, and we needed a couple of days to unwind. She has a commercial embroidery business leading up to the days right before Christmas; she is busting her tail to get orders done by the deadlines her customers need. And my moving into a studio/gallery space this fall made the last month crazy busy for me too. So by the time, it was all over, our capacity to socialize was not really high. Plus, as I have aged, maybe even some would say matured a little bit. Punishing myself drinking all night isn’t as appealing as it used to be. I’m turning into such a wimp these days! The next thing you know I’ll need readers and start going out to dinner before 5:00 because I’m too grumpy to deal with waiting in line to get a table. Wait, I have reader’s on right now writing this, and whenever I go out to eat there are a lot of people with gray hair eating at other tables! Shit, I refuse to admit it or accept it, but I’m getting older.
The good thing about it is that I feel pretty good today. Nursing hangovers are not worth it anymore. I think I’m still a lot of fun, but my window is a lot shorter, 3:00-8:00 in the afternoon is about it! After that, I’m looking for a shower and my bed. Haha
This is supposed to be a wild horse photography page so I will get back on track. I want to thank you all for your support the last year! Every year gets better and better for me. This year moving into the studio/gallery was a great experience! I got to meet people face-to-face and make connections I would never have otherwise. I’m excited to see where it goes for the foreseeable future. I’ll be sure to make sure I post when I will be there so if you are in the area you can stop by and say hi!
I have big plans for 2023. I plan on getting to as many different Herd Management Area’s that I can. And spending as much time with the Onaqui’s as possible. I’m slowly coming around to video. I still prefer still photography, but I’ve had a good time doing some Reels lately, so we’ll see where that goes. I’m always behind the curve when it comes to things like that. As long as I can bring wild horses and the American West into people’s lives that may or may not see it for their own eyes, I will feel good about it, regardless of the medium.
I can’t express enough gratitude towards all of you that support me and my photography! Social Media wouldn’t change what I do, I would still enjoy getting lost in the high deserts of the West with my camera whether I posted anything or not. But it sure adds fuel to the fire to have a community of people who enjoy what I do as much as I do!
Here’s to 2023!!!
And a few of my favorite images from 2022