Last fall I posted a series of 7×7 video clips. That was fun! But for 2011 I’ve moved on to a new project: Project 365. This isn’t a new idea – lots and lots of people have endeavored to shoot a photo a day. I’ve always thought it was crazy and didn’t think I would ever be able to commit.
But for some reason on January 1 this year, I decided I wanted to give it a try. Why? To push myself. I can’t ever stop myself from seeing creatively. I see photos everywhere I go, but I rarely take the time to actually shoot them. My goal with this project is to be sure that I shoot for myself and make pictures that are just for me. And to document the beauty that I see all around me every day.
The perfect example: day 9. My husband came upstairs and saw me in the bathroom with my camera.
Him: what are you doing?
Me: Oh, you know, shooting a tub of lotion.
Him: Okay, you’ve finally lost it.
He may be right… but when I showed him the photo on the camera’s LCD screen, he had to admit it was pretty cool.
I plan to use this project for photos like the one above as well as documenting daily experiences, like being out with my kids in the snow.
And if wedding season comes and I can’t keep up… well, I tried!