I have commitment issues. Only a few weeks into my project 150ish and I already feel like I am failing. So what do I do when I feel like I am failing with one thing I “committed” to..take more things on of course; ). My project 150ish is still something I am doing and am using it more not to just take pictures of my kids everyday, but to make sure that when I do take photos, I tell the stories that go along with them. Since I do a much better job at staying on track when I am held accountable, I am participating in 2 other projects to help get my creative juices flowing. I’ll tell you about one of them today and the other one on Monday.
20 other photographers and I are doing a project together to not only treat all of our blog readers, but to keep us honest and on track. We have a list of 52 “ideas or themes” that we will shoot each week for the year. And since we’re getting started a week late, I’ll roll it over into the first week of 2012. I will take a picture of our theme for the week, the way I interpret it, and post it on my site. Then under my post, I will link another photographer who is part of the project for you to see her interpretation of the theme. After you see hers, you will notice a different link under her picture that will then take you to the next photographer’s website. If you continue to click on the link under each picture, in the end you should see 20 other pictures and eventually make it back to my site. When I say there is some AMAZING talent in this group, I am not lying, you will definitely want to check out everyone’s pictures!
This week’s assignment was a self portrait. These self portrait pictures will allow you to see the photographers who are doing this project and put a face to a name. Self portraits are definitely not every one’s forte, but it forces us to be on the other side of the camera and remind ourselves what our clients go through!
I totally cheated and did the whole camera in front of the face thing. It was either this or give up on the project in week one, because to be honest, the words “self portrait” make me very uneasy. This is who I am though, hiding behind my camera in my scarf and sunglasses always looking behind in my rear view mirror. Hopefully by the end of this project I’ll have gotten better at looking forward and not hiding.
What is really wonderful about this project is clicking around and meeting some other great photographers. Take a look at Meghans blog and her beautiful work. Meghan, the sessions with the girls in the earmuffs..adorable!