Today is day 300. I actually forgot about that little factoid until I checked the website right now to see. I remember this day last year. The project had felt so long, and had started to drag on. So being able to see the last 66 days (that’s it, 66) is interesting. I know have something to compare this all to, and to relive the last year through my feelings on not just the project. But the images I take in general is something of a blessing in disguise.
I discussed this on day 287 a little and summed up my feelings. Overall I think the photographs that have been taken this year are more interesting and inherently better. Impossible project film has gotten so good in the past few months alone that it is nearly (pardon the pun) impossible to screw it up now. And I can’t help but wonder if that is what makes me not as satisfied with the final outcome.
Shooting Impossible Project film in 2010 and 2011 was nothing short of a challenge. So being able to look at an image and feel truly proud of what you had created was an accomplishment. Doing it 200 times last year was a down right miracle. This year there are almost too many good photos. And I am aware of how much of a pat on the back that was to myself, so I won’t go much further into it. But just because the photo’s are good. Doesn’t make them better.
I remember last year, at Day 100. I had mentioned that I wanted to take more photographs of people. People are fascinating subjects, and one of the few that will constantly change no matter the time. Building will be buildings, mountains will stand tall. But people grow, evolve, move, arrive and leave this Earth every single day. So why haven’t I been seizing the moments as they come?
We will see what happens within the next 66 days. This project is no longer about just being able to accomplish it. I can do that now, I know I can. But it is about being able to accomplish a second year and be proud of what I have done, and not just have a box of images I took.