In 2011, I joined thousands of others by taking part in a “My 365”. The goal of a 365 to capture the adventures of everyday life! It was a great experience, and it is especially fun to look back at my 365 photobook. The last page of my book includes a reflection, one line explaining, “I think documenting your life with photos is a valuable exercise because it calls you to ordinary moments that become the fabric of your life”. My 2011-365 was pre-Instagram, so I shared it on Facebook. It was a lot of fun to stay connected to others in this way. I would say that connecting and capturing were the two major aims of my project.
This time around I would like to add two additional strands to focus on in my everyday photos: creativity and composition. I am joining Project Life 365 for the next month, and who knows, maybe for the next 365 days! Project Life 365 is “an interactive photo a day challenge for creatives”. With Project Life 365, photos are uploaded on Instagram under the #projectlife365 and then under the given inspiration for the day. As their intro trailer shows, their aim is to “inspire members to embark on a narrative journey by taking one photo each day”.
And, my first post, under the inspiration, #manmade: