2011-01-01, ready to start a new year, bought a new camera, and eager to try out all the theoretical stuff I kept reading about. So why not do a 365 photo project, It would surely be fun!.
Let’s skip a month, February, 2011. “OK, a month already went by, and I took lots of pictures”, but something feels different, I’ve taken more than 200 pics, the thing is most of them are just plain rubbish. Turns out my life is more boring than what I originally thought. Taking this into account, it was not a hard decision to make, going on would be forcing myself to do something I would no longer enjoy, depriving myself of the actual experience that is looking at something, examining it, and deciding it’s actually picture worthy. I understand the whole purpose of a 365 is to shoot like a madman, but going on would mean for me to lose the sense of shooting for the kick of it.
I’m not saying the spontaneity of a 365 is bad per-se, but dragging along the gear everyday, and then returning home disappointed of being unable to take a decent picture is too tolling on me, It’s a foolproof way to start hating things.
Nevertheless, I think there is a reasonable middle ground, a 52 week project seems, not only more accessible, but it allows me to choose what to shoot; while keeping the pressure of constantly finding things to look at.
So that’s it, how I weaseled my way out the 365, and now welcome my 52-week overlords.
Thanks for reading.