A few years ago I did a 365-day photography project. The idea is to take a picture every day for an entire year. I was pretty happy with the way that turned out, and with what it did for my photography. Forcing myself to take a photo every day kept my photography sharp, my art interesting, and in no small part helped me past the end of one relationship that ended badly and through the beginning of a new one that I came to cherish deeply. The theme of that project was clear from the beginning: self-discovery. It was all about finding myself again, who I was and what I was about. I learned a lot.
This year, in the hopes of something similar, I started another one. But by mid-year I hadn’t found a direction for the project, it hadn’t done much for my photography, and frankly it had become an onerous chore. I don’t ever want to feel like that about my work or my art, so I’ve decided to put it to bed. Perhaps I’ll try again in January, but we’ll see.
Between now and then, I’m going to focus on the road tour, traveling and seeing the things I didn’t get to see last year, and of course The Diverse Sex-Positive Bodies Stock Photography Project.