I mentioned in the comments of the previous entry, but I’ve already decided to stop doing Project 365. My reasons are two-fold. First, I realized that my teaching internship will be starting soon and at that point, I will have very little time to snap off a photo every day. This lead into the second part, because due to the limited time, I do not want to end up with a bunch of photos of my ceiling fan or the sidewalk. I felt like I would be forcing it and I don’t see the point in that. I use my camera on a regular basis so I don’t need an excuse. There is no art in forcing myself to snap something, anything, every day. Had I thought about it beforehand and come up with a project, that would be different. For example, I think it would be incredibly cool to take a self portrait every day for a year. Especially if you set it up so that you were in the same spot, same focal length, etc, each time. Then at the end you could put the photos together in an animation. Quite awhile ago, I read a story about a man who took a Polaroid picture every day, from March 31, 1979 until October 25, 1997, when he died. It was quite incredible to look through these photos and I think he created a really wonderful, interesting project that examines human life. Maybe he had no intentions toward anything when he started but by his death he had created something wonderful. In any case, I call it quits for me. The photos won’t stop but I won’t force myself either.
On that note, I am working on getting my photography site up and running. I’m using a temporary layout as I don’t have the time or skill to design something better: myfriendshatepictures.com