Last year was unbelievable. It was my fourth year as a full-time independent photographer, and definitely my most exciting and rewarding. I worked for clients that I used to dream of shooting for, and I got to cover some of the biggest stories of the year and meet some incredible people along the way. I am forever grateful to the folks who hire and trust me to tell stories with my camera, whether it be The New York Times covering the Charleston shootings or the Atlanta Falcons to show a behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a professional football player. I also got featured (twice!) by Instagram and blogged by them, helping me gain over 90k followers! It has been a great year for sure, but I definitely have a long way to go.
I got a pleasant surprise today when my phone blew up — with Instagram notifications. It was all because Instagram mentioned me in their weekly roundup called “The Week on Instagram,” where they “look back on the week and select some of our favorite images from emerging voices across the globe.” I got mentioned with some pretty amazing photographers. Check it out! http://blog.instagram.com/tagged/the-week-on-instagram