2023: The year in photos

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December 1, 2023



From backyard gardens that inspire to backstage at the opera, inside art studios and amazing closets, one of our goals here at SouthPark is to show you parts of the city you might not otherwise get to see. We’re able to do that through cherished relationships with many of the city’s top photographers. We consider ourselves lucky to work with some of the best. On these pages, we look back at some of our favorite photos of the year.

Featured photo: February Labor of love. Chef Alyssa Wilen and Andrew Wilen photographed by Richard Israel

A bridge at Serenity Garden photographed by Dustin and Susie Peck in south Charlotte.

July The artful garden. Serenity Garden photographed by Dustin and Susie Peck


Getting ready backstage at Opera Carolina’s production of Tosca photographed by Richard Israel in uptown Charlotte.

January Behind the curtain. Backstage at Opera Carolina’s production of Tosca photographed by Richard Israel


Blue mugs from Haand pottery photographed by Mallory Cash

January The buddy system. Haand pottery photographed by Mallory Cash


A sitting area inside a Myers Park home photographed by Heather Ison

April Marvelous menagerie. Myers Park home photographed by Heather Ison


March Back roads. Andrew Rodrigues, photographed at The Gullah Museum in Georgetown, S.C., by Richard Israel


Menu items from Havana Carolina in Concord, photographed by Justin Driscoll.

February Day out in Concord. Havana Carolina photographed by Justin Driscoll


A style shoot photographed inside Slate Interiors in west Charlotte by Olly Yung.

April Make it mod. Slate Interiors photographed by Olly Yung


A shade garden in Charlotte, photographed by Richarld Israel.

April Story of a garden. Eve and Pete Pappas’ shade garden photographed by Richard Israel


Purple Vanda orchids at the UNC Botanical Garden, photographed by Peter Taylor.

May Beguiling beauties. Orchids at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens photographed by Peter Taylor


A style shoot at The Greenbrier Resort photographed by Mira Adwell.

November Glamour and grandeur. The Greenbrier photographed by Mira Adwell


A dish from New Zealand Cafe in MoRA by Justin Driscoll.

July Guide to MoRA. New Zealand Cafe photographed by Justin Driscoll


A collection of pictures and items Inside Bob Tapp's closet for SouthPark Magazine's Closet Crush.

June Closet crush. Bob Tapp’s closet photographed by Amy Kolo


May Down to a fine art. Home design by Anna Davis photographed by Dustin and Susie Peck


Three men walk by the pool in south Charlotte during a style shoot for SouthPark Magazine.

June Make a splash. Summer style photographed by Richard Israel


Sabina Schlumberger photographed inside Belk Theater for SouthPark Magazine's IT List.

September The IT List. Sabina Schlumberger photographed by Kori Hoffman


Still life artist Chris Clamp sits in a chair inside his studio.

May Sentimental still life. Artist Chris Clamp photographed by Peter Taylor


The midcentury modern pool area of Steve and Jane Syzdek’s south Charlotte home.

September Retro rewind. Steve and Jane Syzdek’s south Charlotte home photographed by Dustin and Susie Peck

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