In my mind there are two processes of photography:
the Capture – I love the way this process helps me see the world…sneaking up on something and capturing the essence of it from my perspective…taking a moment that might have been lost forever if I hadn’t recorded it with a single snap of the shutter.
and the Creation– This is a process that Project 365 has helped me uncover…imagine if we were all tasked with the assignment to go out one day and take a photo of, let’s say, a strawberry. How would you do it? Would you take a picture of a lone strawberry in a bowl? Would you eat it and then take a photo of the little green top that is left? Would you go out into your garden and find some hidden under their vine? Would you take a shot of yourself stepping on it?
What we took it a step further and I told you to take a picture of happiness? loss? freedom? How would you create an image that expressed these emotions?
People keep asking me “How are you going to find 365 ways to do a self-portrait?” Admittedly…it does seem daunting, but rather because there are so many possibilities.