I suppose at some point I might write a big long bit about 2016 and what that meant for me and my life. It wasn’t a good year for my list of admired people, the election was a complete clusterfuck, and many people I know personally had absolutely shitty years, all in all. It ended disastrously for me personally, and I’m still reeling from the fallout – which, by the way, is continuing to fall out.
But I can’t be mad at 2016. I spent the first nine months of it as happy as I’ve ever been, with someone I love as much as I’ve ever loved anyone. It’s really hard for me to chalk up the whole year as garbage. It’s like a sci-fi story in which someone can have a person completely erased from their memory to stop the pain of having lost them. I couldn’t do that. My memories with Jez are just too precious to me.
And we’re still friends. I’d have to sacrifice that as well.
And pictures. Some of my best work, some of my favorite work, is of her. There isn’t a single day that goes by that I don’t look at a picture of her and smile.
And new pictures, too. Jez came by yesterday and we spent a little time out in the pine savanna, where I took this shot, along with 1200 other frames. We got a lot of great shots, and as always, it’s going to be tough to decide which ones I want to share here.
I suppose at some point I might write a big long bit about 2016 and what that meant for me and my life. But not today. Today I’m just going to look at Jez’ ass and smile. You should, too.
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