Graduating from Kent State, flying to North Carolina and San Francisco and living in Columbus, Ohio all in the name of photography. It's been such a memorable and meaningful year of growth. Onward to 2016!
Here's my 2015 review:
Agatha Horstman, 7, of Cincinnati looks for a 44th Alabama Stone at the 119th Annual Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Columbus.
Laura Berger of Westerville (far right) admires the Black Croppy fish she caught at Stratford Ecological Center's first Adult Farm Camp on July 25, 2015. Participants spent the day learning farm chores and skills and spending the night camping out on the land in Delaware. Campers ages ranged from 20s-70s.
Ricky Lasley of Dayton (right) cheers after defeating Joshua Knuckles (left) of Cleveland during the Amateur PeeWee Boxing Tournament at The Ohio State Fair on Friday, July 31, 2015.
Columbus Crew fans celebrates after Columbus Crew forward Kei Kamara scores a goal against the New York City FC on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus.
(from A World of Her Own)
Sweat droplets run down Carli’s face as she works out on a treadmill at the gym. Her workout routines strictly consist of weight lifting five times a week, and cardio one to two times a day. She finds a time and place to workout regardless of travel or any obstacles in her time budget.
Carli rests on her claimed spot backstage at The Arnold. After meeting her goal of top five, she plans on competing in Chicago in June, where first place in her class will earn her a Pro Card.
Jennifer Schwartz Wright kisses her daughter, Allison Schwartz, as they stand in the spot Jennifer's cousin, Allison Krause, was killed during the May 4 shooting in Kent, Ohio. Friends and family gathered for the 45-year memorial ceremony in Kent on May 4, 2015.
City dwellers pass by a projected light piece in the windows of the California Historical Society building called The City Luminous: Spectral Canopy Variation downtown San Francisco. The piece is a collage of documentary material from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) that is checker-boarded with modern expressionistic video segments. For the duration of San Francisco’s citywide PPIE100 centennial celebration, light-based artists will create after-dark work for these windows.
August Perseid hunting. Self portrait in Dublin, Ohio.
Stacy holds her son, Karter, while visiting her brother Aaron's grave for the first time with Karter on May 22, 2015.
Fearless pigeons of San Fran cross paths with a bicyclist. (iPhone 5s)
(from Transformation in San Francisco)
As one of the most densely settled areas of California, the city of San Francisco is home to over 800,000 people. With an abundance of hills and significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean, followed by uniquely structured housing filled with diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, the city has an established identity.
Mary Herrejon with Kingdom Mission International Ministries prays with her daughter Daria, 11, at Ohio 7:14, A Solemn Assembly of Prayer, that drew more than 500 people to The Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Attendees prayed about the upcoming decision in the Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriage.
Pride parade attendees ended up embracing the rain as the streets began flooding during downpour at the 34th Annual Gay Pride Parade downtown Columbus on June 20, 2015.
Brody Eckelbarger, 8, of Sunbury is buried by his sister, Liberty, in a giant pile of LEGOs at the LEGO® Creativity Tour at The Greater Columbus Convention Center on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in Columbus. The sold-out tour allowed boys and girls of all ages the opportunity to build, create and enjoy a unique LEGO experience through engaging play areas, construction zones, family-oriented activities and more.
Ella Goodwin, 8, of Dublin flings a stuffed sheep over a bar using a pitch fork during the Kid's Gaelic Games at the annual Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The festival attracts thousands of locals and out-of-towners with traditional Irish music, sports, arts, and food.
A fan is reflected watching the Columbus Blue Jackets as defenseman Jaime Sifers looks for the puck during the preseason game against Minnesota Wild at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Sifers, formerly on Minnesota Wild, signed with the Jackets for two-years this season.
Lola Lugo, 3, of Clintonville looks up to admire her princess crown while playing at Selby Park on Wednesday evening, November 11, 2015 in Columbus. "She insists on wearing it everyday," laughed her mom, Katie.
Heather Caristo-Williams and her horse, Evening Star, of Saugerties, NY enter the arena at the 18th New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day in New Albany on Saturday, September 20, 2015. The New Albany Classic was founded by Abigail Wexner to raise money to prevent domestic violence and support victims of abuse.
Riley Tate, 17, participates in the spaghetti eating contest at the 50th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Contestants had 10-minutes or less to eat a 30 oz plate of spaghetti without using their hands.
My Victorian Bulldog, Bacon, enjoying the September warmth in Medina, Ohio.
Eric J. Ringle of Lake Worth, Florida judges a St. Bernard during the last day of the Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog show on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Bricker Building in Columbus. The dog show sponsored by four kennel clubs, included approximately 2,000 dogs per day, representing more than 150 breeds, from all over the United States and Canada. (Dispatch photo by Leah Klafczynski)
West High School Cowboys kicker Kassim Hassan practices before the game against the Columbus Africentric Nubians on September 18, 2015 at Columbus West High School. (Dispatch photo by Leah Klafczynski)
Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) scores a touchdown but is called back on a penalty in the second half of the game at Ohio Stadium against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Columbus. (Dispatch photo by Leah Klafczynski)
Thomas Worthington Cardinals Ellie Potts (left) steals the ball from Hudson Explorers Eleanor Bashian at The 37th Annual Girls State Field Hockey Tournament held at Mary Morehead Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Upper Arlington High School. (Dispatch photo by Leah Klafczynski)
Ohio State Buckeyes guard Kam Williams (15) shoots the ball in the first half of the game against the Walsh Cavaliers on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus. (Dispatch photo by Leah Klafczynski)
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rene Bourque slams Minnesota Wild right wing Marc Hagel into the wall at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Thomas Worthington's Ellie Potts hugs her friends after defeating the Hudson Explorers 3-0 at The 37th Annual Girls State Field Hockey Tournament held at Mary Morehead Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Upper Arlington High School. Potts friends made a sign of her face to help cheer her on during the game.