New Year, Same Ol' G

I really struggled this year trying to coherently summarize how good 2016 has been to me — both personally and in photography. I'll chalk this up to a good problem.

Looking back on the past year, I'm overwhelmed with so much gratitude.

I'm so thankful for all the amazing people I've been able to work with. For trusting me and allowing me to be a fly on the wall (with a camera) to capture you when you're most vulnerable. It's something I don't take lightly. 

I'm indebted to a group of people who've unwaveringly supported this journey since the first day I picked up a camera. Whether it was a pat on the back or some much needed candor to tell me something was shit. 

I've also learned how fortunate I am to find something I love doing, something that gets me up in the morning and rarely feels like work. I know a lot of people go through their entire lives searching and never finding that feeling. I'm constantly reminding myself to never take that for granted. 

As good as it's been, the year provided me with some humbling moments. Hard experiences to fuel my need to learn and grow while avoiding the traps of complacency. 

Thank you 2016. I know you've caught a bad rap but you have a fan in me.

Cheers to more creating. 

-Dre