Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The 365 Project

About a year ago I noticed that one of my friends would occasionally make posts on Facebook from something called The 365 Project. The basic concept is that he would take a photo and post that photo every day for a whole year. 365 days in a year, thus the name. I was intrigued by the concept and decided to start my own 365 Project on January 1, 2013. To this day I have taken a photo every day and posted it. Some days, like if I'm on vacation, I take lots of photos and it's hard to pick just one. And some days it's 11:00 p.m. and I realize I haven't taken a photo yet. Those are the moments of forced creativity. Or maybe that's just a shot of a plate of bacon.

The project has been very interesting. There are people involved from all over the world. It especially fun looking at the photos from Australia. It's springtime down there right now and they're getting ready for summer as those of us in the northern hemisphere are taking photos of red and orange autumn trees.

Taking a photo everyday doesn't sound that hard, but it really has stretched me as a photographer to try and come up with unique images. The daily deadline also is helpful. On some days it would be very easy to say "I'll just take two pictures tomorrow". But that's outside the rules. That being said, I'll be glad when December 31 rolls around. The 365 Project has been fun, but I'm ready for it to be done.

Click here for a link to a recent shot I took at ArtPrize. Below are some of my favorite photos from the the past 10 months.

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