303/365

I didn't take a photo yesterday ( 303/365 ) for the first time in a long time. Not even on my iPhone. Instead, I was curled up in bed, hugging a bucket. While I can't remember the last time I felt so sick, at least it gave me a bit of time to think about the future of this blog. A few people have asked me what I'm going to do when I get to 365. The thought of doing another 365 next year fills me with both excitement and terror. On the one hand I'm amazed at how much I have grown as a photographer and I am so proud of myself for sticking at something for so long. On the other hand I think my family have had just about enough of a camera being stuck in their faces every, single day. And some days (like yesterday) I just don't feel like it. One thing is for certain, If I do decide to go ahead I want to be more of an 'observer'. It's hard for me to relinquish control and just go with it but I much prefer the more candid, documentary style of photography and I think that is one area that I need to improve in. Plus, my poor Lamb is sick to death of being told where to stand and of mummy saying "just one more, just one more". And so am I. I just love plonking one or both of them on the bed in front of a plain white wall (I've always been a minimalist) and sitting back and documenting them play. Some of my favourite photos from this project were taken that way. I could do '356 on a bed in front of a wall'. Can't get much more minimalist than that.

Another idea I have been toying with is for Lamb to do her own 365 project - a few weeks ago I found her a kids digital camera at the op-shop and she just loves taking photos with it. The only thing is I don't want her to feel like it's a chore. Perhaps we will do a Lamb 52 project.

We will see.....

5 comments:

  1. I think it's really wise to reflect on what's best for you and your family rather than get caught up in projects for project's sake. And that's from someone who has adored seeing your absolutely beautiful photos! Maybe do a weekly one instead. Hope you're feeling better soon, there's nothing worse!

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  2. Hopefully you feel a lot better now!

    I'm just glad you're planning to continue your blog as I was a bit worried about that - even if it's not as often. It would be so cute to see Lamb's photos.

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  3. I think that whatever happens your journey as a photographer will go no-where but up. I am just constantly awestruck by your creativity. You deserve every bit of recognition you are getting and then some and a lot more! I will be following along whatever you do next.

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  4. I've been a doing a photo a day project this year and while I haven't had to coax little people to be apart of them - it too has its ups and downs. I'm currently debating whether I want to do it again next year. As mine is just photos of my day, its less pressure on the same people to be in the shot and I like how it records life and for me, it makes every day feel more special. So I like such a project is important both creatively and emotionally but a new style of project is a great idea - I can't wait to see it!

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  5. Remember to be kind to yourself. I am constantly in awe of your photos and wonder how you do it all...

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