2014 in review

2014 has been one hell of a year.

I originally wasn’t going to do a year in review. It’s already late in January and I felt like I’d been consistent in sharing my favorite images throughout the year. But last week I was asked to cull some photos for the paper I worked for in New Jersey, and I realized just how many things I’ve photographed in 2014. There are some repeats in here, images which I’ve shared before via Instagram or this blog, and there are others that were originally marked as outtakes. They aren’t all necessarily my best frames, but I’d like to think they’re a good representation of some of the things I’ve seen and done this year.

I started 2014 living in Newark, New Jersey. I learned – among many other things – that even four layers of clothing won’t keep you warm in a polar vortex and that digging your car out of snow takes three times longer than expected. In May I left the cold and headed to Southeast Asia to work as a photographer for Rustic Pathways, photographing travel programs for the company’s website and catalog. I toured five countries in three months, dropped a camera in the Mekong River, bought a new one in Bangkok, and met some wonderful friends and students along the way.

I’ve been back in Arizona since September, and the last five months have been a nice change of pace after the frantic nature of the last few years. I’ve picked up freelance work, taken a few trips to my favorite places, and then closed out the year with a visit to family and friends in England. Now, after some much needed rest, I’m ready to get back into things. Here’s to what 2015 will bring. Big changes and new adventures, I hope.

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St. Anthony defeats Blair Academy 38-45 in the Dan Finn Classic

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Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

District 16 Wrestling Tournament finals on Saturday, Feb. 22

District 16 Wrestling Tournament finals on Saturday, Feb. 22

St. Anthony's basketball defeats Saddle River Day 77-42 in NJSIAA quarterfinals

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

Children learn to swim with help from Bayonne High School swim team

Hoboken Historical Museum's Swingin' Speakeasy fundraiser

Bayonne High School rehearses for performance of Hairspray

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Signs of spring in Hudson County

Hoboken photographer Craig Wallace Dale

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New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City, March 22

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Clinton Avenue 2-alarm fire

Hudson Catholic softball defeats Morris Catholic 6-5 to advance in tournament

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Takeo

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8 comments

  1. Molly, thank you so much for the privilege of viewing your 2014 portfolio. You are amazingly gifted, and have had some great experiences. Thanks for sharing your fabulous images, and for embracing the spirit of adventure, and allowing one of your fans to go along for the ride. Big hug, Dennis Moroney

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Lovely photos Molly! I’m more and mre impressed with your work as you continue to grow. Keep going on your adventures – don’t forget to stop by and tell me all your crazy stories!


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