If you’ve watched DPReviewTV or perused any of the sample galleries on dpreview.com you have seen pictures of my daughter Maddie. Normally she loves to pose for the camera, some days more than others. And I’m so grateful that she still lets me take pictures of her.
However, my favorite picture of 2022 was a completely un-posed portrait of her. Leaning seemingly exhausted across the chair, looking out into the backyard. The light from the window was large and soft in nature. Often with young children it’s difficult to get honest and candid moments out of them. I knew this was one of those moments.
I shot this on the Leica M11, a camera which I had the good fortune to street-shoot with in New York City. A Leica rangefinder on the streets of NYC is one of those classic situations that one dreams about, and I liked many of the shots from that trip. And yet my favorite shot of the year was a simple one taken in the living room on a lazy Sunday.