Earlier this year, I proclaimed that this was going to be the “Summer of Sanity,” a three-month stretch of blissful calm that I have been trying to realize for the past few years. For the Summer of Sanity to become a reality, I identified four things that needed to happen: no traveling, no house guests, no major house projects, and — most important — wildly pulling back on the number of underwater photo sessions. I’m happy to report that the Summer of Sanity was a smashing success, even if that does mean I have few photos than normal to show you.
This season’s underwater work was by invitation only, which meant saying “no” to quite a few people who had hoped to jump in the pool. But having fewer models meant I was able to spend far more time with each of them and did not get seriously backlogged when it came time to process the images. I invited a couple models who I’ve worked with previously, and a couple who were new to the whole underwater experience. All-in-all I’m quite pleased with the way things turned out. Have a look:
I have no idea what the 2017 season will look like. In fact, I’m not even going to spend any time pondering that right now, as I’m about to launch a new large-scale project that should keep me plenty busy through the spring!