2021 Photos of the Year

2021 Photos of the Year

2021 Photos of the Year

Let’s see… how can I sum up 2021 as quickly as possible so you can get back to looking at my favorite photos? 

Lots of sports as usual. A backboard remote at Santa Fe College, in the stands for Orlando City Soccer,  football of course with a couple of Heisman winners and some time with the Jaguars.  

Lots of running. I ran two marathons in 2021. But I also photographed a lot of running as I’m working with the Florida Track Club. Including a June track meet with my brother Ben and my parents coming to watch the Jacksonville Marathon in December. 

Lots of time spent with Roux. She’s the best and tolerates me taking her photo.  

I also got a drone so there’s a few ariels in the mix. I hope to have a lot more next year. 

My portrait game continues to improve. I played with lighting a lot more this year. I can’t wait to do more.

Add in some trips to Colorado and Kansas to visit family (thanks to science and getting vaccinated and boosted) and I’d say 2021 was one of the best. 

What you don’t really see in this collection is the community of friends I’m lucky to have around me. I made a lot of new friends, became closer to the friends I already had and overall just feel grateful to have a wide range of support. Here’s to an even better 2022! 

Santa Fe College Women’s Basketball player Olivia Smith taken on Sept. 17, 2021 in Gainesville , FL. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College) ***Subjects have Signed Photo Releases***

The 2021 Frank Shorter Mile hosted by the Florida Track Club on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey) FTC Headwaters 5k & Club Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Santa Fe College Saints Men’s basketball Yaw Obeng-Mensah against Daytona State College on March 24, 2021. (Matt Stamey /Santa Fe College ) ***Subjects have Releases*** Runners take part in the Florida Track Club’s monthly race, The FTC Micanopy 5 & 10 mile race on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 in Micanopy, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Santa Fe College student walks past Building A on Feb. 3, 2021. (Matt Stamey /Santa Fe College ) ***Subjects Have Releases*** Florida Gators center Jason Jitoboh (33) yells after a dunk against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated no. 6 Tennessee 75-49. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey) IMG_1446 IMG_1368 Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) during the 2021 College Football Playoffs National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Matt Stamey during the 2021 College Football Playoffs National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Miami, Fla.FTC Headwaters 5k & Club Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) IMG_2780 Apr 17, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Atlanta United defender Anton Walkes (4) pours water on his face during a water break against Orlando City SC at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Lacrosse versus the Florida Gators at Donald R Dizney Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Santa Fe College Dance Students pose for photos to promote their Room to Dance student-coreagraphed performance on April 9, 2021. (Matt Stamey /Santa Fe College ) ***Subjects have Releases*** Santa Fe College Dance Students pose for photos to promote their Room to Dance student-coreagraphed performance on April 9, 2021. (Matt Stamey /Santa Fe College ) ***Subjects have Releases*** FTC Headwaters 5k & Club Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Hogtown Creek Headwaters Park in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey)May 1, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City forward Nani (17) celebrates with defender Antonio Carlos (25) after scoring a goal against FC Cincinnati at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports Florida Track Club Friday Night Lights Track Meet at Fred Cone Park on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Florida Track Club Friday Night Lights Track Meet at Fred Cone Park on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Florida Track Club Friday Night Lights Track Meet at Fred Cone Park on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Florida Track Club Friday Night Lights Track Meet at Fred Cone Park on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Patriel Stapleton University of Florida Gators Graduation Portraits on May 4, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida May 1, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City midfielder Junior Urso (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against FC Cincinnati at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY SportsFlorida Track Club Friday Night Lights Track Meet at Fred Cone Park on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey) A Coreopsis, the state wildflower of Florida, floats among the ripples of rain water that have filled a dog's water bowl in a backyard of Gainesville, Florida on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. IMG_3077IMG_9314 IMG_3094 May 22, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City defender Antonio Carlos (25) celebrates in extra time against Toronto FC at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports May 22, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City midfielder Junior Urso (11) and Toronto FC midfielder Nick DeLeon (18) jump for the ball at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports May 8, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City midfielder Sebas Mendez (8) warms up before the match against New York City at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Gibbons, baby gibbon, photographed on May 7, 2021. (Matt Stamey /Santa Fe College ) ***Subjects Have Releases***Images from the 2021 Jack Gamble Melon Run hosted by the Florida Track Club on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photos by Matt Stamey) Team FTC morning practice and time trail fred cone park The Florida Track Club Kids Summer Track Meet at Kiwanis Challenge Park on July 16, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photos by Matt Stamey) default Possum Creek Dog Park with Roux, RBG, Jade and Murphy on July 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photos by Matt Stamey) Images from the 2021 Jack Gamble Melon Run hosted by the Florida Track Club on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photos by Matt Stamey) Images from the 2021 Jack Gamble Melon Run hosted by the Florida Track Club on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photos by Matt Stamey)Santa Fe College Volleyball player Katelyn Crofts photographed on Aug. 3, 2021 in Gainesville, FL. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College) ***Subjects have Signed Photo Releases*** Aug 21, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City fans march to Orlando City Stadium before the match against the Chicago Fire. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports MLS_4367 default IMG_4016 IMG_3885 MLS_4024Aug 21, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City defender Ruan (2) against Chicago Fire at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports (Photo by Matt Stamey) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. Alabama defeated Florida 31-29. (Matt Stamey via AP) Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver John Metchie III (8) stiff arms Florida Gators safety Tre'Vez Johnson (16) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. Alabama defeated Florida 31-29. (Matt Stamey via AP) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. Alabama defeated Florida 31-29. (Matt Stamey via AP) Santa Fe College Women’s Basketball player ALICIA LOESCH taken on Sept. 17, 2021 in Gainesville , FL. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College) ***Subjects have Signed Photo Releases*** IMG_4279IMG_4353 Florida Track Club Tom Walker Preview 10k and 5k Race on the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey) (Photo by Matt Stamey) MLS18925 during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (Matthew Stamey via AP) Florida Gators running back Dameon Pierce (27) on the sidelines against the Tennessee Volunteers during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (Matthew Stamey via AP) Military helicopters fly over Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during the National Anthem before an NCAA college football game between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (Matthew Stamey via AP)Oct 10, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; XXX during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports IMG_4711 Jon and Angie Miot family photos in Micanopy, Florida on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. IMG_4578 Santa Fe Saints Women’s Basketball team photograph taken on Oct. 15, 2021 in Gainesville , FL. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College) ***Subjects have Signed Photo Releases*** Matt Stamey/Jacksonville Jaguars Matt Stamey/Jacksonville JaguarsIMG_4803 Texas Southern forward Joirdon Karl Nicholas (5) celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey) Florida forward Colin Castleton (12) is introduced before the an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Southern Monday, Dec. 6 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) takes the field during introductions before the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey) Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (10) before the start of an NFL football game against San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey) The 2021 Tom Walker Half Marathon & 5k at Boulware Sprigs Park along the Gainesvlle-Hawthorne Trail in Gainesville, Fl on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Photo by Matt Stamey) IMG_4807Roux in leaves in my backyard on Dec. 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida 16_m-FPIX-3-01035558-DIGITAL_HIGHRES-4843_007642-9598558 11_m-FPIX-3-01035558-DIGITAL_HIGHRES-4843_003565-9598553 IMG_5669Zoo Lights at the Jacksonville Zoo with Jade Murphy, Bob and Mary on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Florida Track Club Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Holiday Social on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey) Florida Track Club Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Holiday Social on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey) IMG_5241Christmas Eve Sunrise on Nunans Lake on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey) IMG_2604 IMG_5480 Austin Miller University of Florida Graduate photo shoot on Dec. 30, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida (Photo by Matt Stamey) IMG_5484 IMG_5449 Christmas Eve Sunrise on Nunans Lake on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stamey)

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