MMXII – by Joel Hawksley
Joseph Utsler, performing as â€˜Shaggy 2 Dopeâ€™ of I.C.P., stage dives from a stage support on the final night of the Gathering of the Juggalos at Hogrock Campgrounds in Cave-In-Rock, Ill. on Saturday, August 11, 2012. (Joel Hawksley / The Southern)
Carbondale, Illinois-basedÂ photographer Joel Hawksley shares his best photos of 2012.
Itâ€™s going to be hard to top 2012. I am blessed to do what I love for a living.
See more photos on Joel’s blog.
Dennis Wolf of Germany competes in the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness finals as part of the Arnold Sports Festival at Veteranâ€™s Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
(EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Image created using multiple exposure technique) David Harden pitches during the Minersâ€™ game against the Slammers at Rent One Park in Marion, Ill. on Sunday, July 15, 2012.
Shane Walker of Marion poses for a portrait before his bout at the Red Zone Bar and Grill in Marion, Ill. on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Dongsu An of Carbondale waits at the net in a late-afternoon doubles match at the tennis courts beside Saluki Stadium at SIU in Carbondale, Ill. on Sunday, November 4, 2012. (Joel Hawksley / The Southern)