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The Big Picture: A Look Back at 2017

I didn’t watch the last sunrise nor the first sunset to welcome in the new year like I usually do. I didn’t tidy up the bedroom, get all the laundry done, and make sure I had the right hair, makeup, and outfit for the night. I stayed in, kicked back, and reflected instead on how 2017 journeyed me through the amazing rewards of having an attitude of gratitude. This is a look back at that journey in photos. 

January: Clock Strike 2017 | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Ringing in the new year from Governor's Beach, Grand Cayman for the first time in 5 years.

January: Clock Strike 2017 | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Ringing in the new year from Governor's Beach, Grand Cayman for the first time in 5 years.

January: Surfer's Paradise | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - I don't know if it was the excitement of being back near the ocean or the thrill of working on my first intentional project, but this surfing series remains my personal highlight of 2016/17.

January: Surfer's Paradise | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - I don't know if it was the excitement of being back near the ocean or the thrill of working on my first intentional project, but this surfing series remains my personal highlight of 2016/17.

February - Ante is Happy | Georgetown, Guyana - My brother told me the story of how his landlord had recently ended his own life. I later interpreted this composition by a shed in the yard as a hard jab at children's innocence.

February - Ante is Happy | Georgetown, Guyana - My brother told me the story of how his landlord had recently ended his own life. I later interpreted this composition by a shed in the yard as a hard jab at children's innocence.

March: Descent | Providenciales, TCI - The day I felt like the island get-away I'd been craving was finally falling into place; the day I moved back to the Turks and Caicos Islands after 13 years.

March: Descent | Providenciales, TCI - The day I felt like the island get-away I'd been craving was finally falling into place; the day I moved back to the Turks and Caicos Islands after 13 years.

March: Cargo the Icon | Providenciales, TCI - "I might not have money, but I always have swag." I met cargo within a couple hours of my first day on island and that was the one take-away he had for me.

March: Cargo the Icon | Providenciales, TCI - "I might not have money, but I always have swag." I met cargo within a couple hours of my first day on island and that was the one take-away he had for me.

April: Smooth Sailing | North Caicos, TCI - To live a life with easy, everyday access to beauty like this is pure bliss and an amazing blessing.

April: Smooth Sailing | North Caicos, TCI - To live a life with easy, everyday access to beauty like this is pure bliss and an amazing blessing.

May: Motherhood | Providenciales, TCI - "This reminds me of the paintings that decorated the covers of our CXC literature textbooks. Is that an indication of how stuck in time this island remains? If the answer's yes, then right here is where I need to be." - From my instagram.

May: Motherhood | Providenciales, TCI - "This reminds me of the paintings that decorated the covers of our CXC literature textbooks. Is that an indication of how stuck in time this island remains? If the answer's yes, then right here is where I need to be." - From my instagram.

May: Sunny Days | Pike Road, AL - 'twas an interestingly soothing feeling being back where I "ran away from" mere months ago, photographing this favorite scene in new light.

May: Sunny Days | Pike Road, AL - 'twas an interestingly soothing feeling being back where I "ran away from" mere months ago, photographing this favorite scene in new light.

June: Serious Business | Montgomery, AL - When a past client hear's you're in town and insists on a second shoot; that's reassurance!

June: Serious Business | Montgomery, AL - When a past client hear's you're in town and insists on a second shoot; that's reassurance!

June: Providenciales, TCI - "A sincere reminder that the sun always comes back out. Today was an awful day but I'm happy this is how flight 3/3 ended." - from my Instagram.

June: Providenciales, TCI - "A sincere reminder that the sun always comes back out. Today was an awful day but I'm happy this is how flight 3/3 ended." - from my Instagram.

July: Masquerader | Providenciales, TCI - The best thing about being new on an island is the opportunity to be both a local and a tourist at the same time.

July: Masquerader | Providenciales, TCI - The best thing about being new on an island is the opportunity to be both a local and a tourist at the same time.

July: Life | Providenciales, TCI - Oh, to be rich in life; that is all I desire.

July: Life | Providenciales, TCI - Oh, to be rich in life; that is all I desire.

August: Sunset of the Year | Providenciales TCI - Photographed from Grace Bay Beach on August 15, 2017. Shot on iPhone.

August: Sunset of the Year | Providenciales TCI - Photographed from Grace Bay Beach on August 15, 2017. Shot on iPhone.

August: Island Time | Providenciales, TCI - When the world begins spinning too fast, the ocean on a quiet morning is always my preferred remedy.

August: Island Time | Providenciales, TCI - When the world begins spinning too fast, the ocean on a quiet morning is always my preferred remedy.

September: Still Going | Providenciales, TCI - A look back at 2017 without mention of Irma and Maria is surely incomplete. But just like this guy cruising on Sept. 10, we too have cruised on through to the end of the year, giving thanks for every little blessing that has come our way.

September: Still Going | Providenciales, TCI - A look back at 2017 without mention of Irma and Maria is surely incomplete. But just like this guy cruising on Sept. 10, we too have cruised on through to the end of the year, giving thanks for every little blessing that has come our way.

September: Stormy Mornings | Providenciales, TCI - A look at Leeward beach as the effects of Maria linger.

September: Stormy Mornings | Providenciales, TCI - A look at Leeward beach as the effects of Maria linger.

September: World Animal Protection, Grand Turk, TCI - Did you know; Turks and Caicos was one of the many hurricane-hit Caribbean nations that drew the attention of animal rescue organizations like World Animal Protection. I had the opportunity of documenting WAP's inspections in Grand Turk before planned work on the other islands was canceled by threats from Maria.

September: World Animal Protection, Grand Turk, TCI - Did you know; Turks and Caicos was one of the many hurricane-hit Caribbean nations that drew the attention of animal rescue organizations like World Animal Protection. I had the opportunity of documenting WAP's inspections in Grand Turk before planned work on the other islands was canceled by threats from Maria.

October: Sweet Heaven, Providenciales, TCI - I've documented this as one of the first gorgeous sunsets after the storms.

October: Sweet Heaven, Providenciales, TCI - I've documented this as one of the first gorgeous sunsets after the storms.

October: Glory | Providenciales, TCI - A sunny Sunday evening on Grace Bay beach as local kids enjoy the beauty to themselves before the influx of visitors return.

October: Glory | Providenciales, TCI - A sunny Sunday evening on Grace Bay beach as local kids enjoy the beauty to themselves before the influx of visitors return.

November: Peace in the Midst of the Storm, Providenciales, TCI - Peace in the midst of the storm; that's my kinda rhythm.

November: Peace in the Midst of the Storm, Providenciales, TCI - Peace in the midst of the storm; that's my kinda rhythm.

November: Cityi nights | Miami, FL - A first attempt at capturing cityscapes at night.

November: Cityi nights | Miami, FL - A first attempt at capturing cityscapes at night.

December: Breathe | Providenciales, TCI - The rising sun bursts onto the shore in the last days of December.

December: Breathe | Providenciales, TCI - The rising sun bursts onto the shore in the last days of December.