Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year, New Project

Happy New Year y'all! Even though there were times during the year that felt like they were c-r-a-w-l-i-n-g, it's wild it's already 2018. The last 12 months flew by.
Unfortunately, in 2017 I wasn't as creative or focused on photography as I would've liked to have been. I didn't feel inspired that often and I didn't shoot as much as I usually do. And when I did shoot, I was generally unhappy with the results, which in a way held me back.
I'm not really a resolution setting person, but my goal this year is to get back to my stride with photography. I want to take more pictures, I want to look at more pictures, I want to talk more about photography, I want to study more about photography, I want to dedicate more time, effort, and energy to photography. I don't want to be discouraged when I'm unhappy with the results. I want to trust the process and remember that not every picture will be great. I want to learn from the photographs that I don't like and find ways to improve them. I want to get back to being serious about photography.
One of the ways I plan to do this is with a pretty simple project I came up with not too long ago. Every week I'm going to photograph a new prompt. The prompts will be simple, and vague, open to however I interpret it. I can take it as seriously or as casually as I want to each week. I just want to make sure that I'm keeping my eyes open and am staying aware of what's happening around me.
I'm opening this project up to anyone who wants to participate (no matter your skill set). I'm excited to see how everyone interprets and captures each prompt. Something as simple as 'melted ice cream' can be seen in so many different ways, and I'm seriously looking forward to seeing everyone's results.
If you're interested in participating, reach out to me and let me know so I can send you an invite to the facebook group I've started. Everyone will be posting our pictures there so we can comment, admire, critique, etc. If you're not a facebooker, tag me on twitter or instagram with your posts so I can comment/like/rt your pictures (and tag them with #inmyeyes).

Thanks for looking-- have fun and let's shoot!