The year has once again come to an end. And unknowingly I have set a precedent that must now be followed with the upcoming project(s). I’ve decided to give 2013 a try as well and see if I can keep it going one more year. The sad reality is that with the job and other projects that are requiring my attention. The 365 Project is the only way I know I will continue to shoot.
This year had it’s share of ups and downs like last year did, however in much more dramatic fashion. I would be legitimately angry at some photos, and others (I have touched on this before as well) while good. Did not provide the same satisfaction as 2011 did. Perhaps the film became easier to use, or maybe I got better at using it. But the thrill of turning the photo over and being wonderfully surprised was mysteriously absent.
I’m not sure what keeps me going. In December of this year I didn’t upload once. I wasn’t sharing my work with people, I wasn’t enjoying the conversations that may arise. Yet I kept on shooting. And here as we welcome the new year just around the bend, I feel compelled to keep going.
Moving forward I still have a lot of work to do before I can consider this year to be over. I will need to finish my book for 2012, create a video, culminate the project and narrow it down to selections. But for now, after having taken my final image of 2012, I can sit back. Grab a glass of champagne, and relax. Knowing that for the last time this year, I will have to think about taking a photo. Tomorrow’s image? Why that is next years problem!
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The year has once again come to an end. And unknowingly I have set a precedent that must now be followed with the upcoming project(s). I’ve decided to give 2013 a try as well and see if I can keep it going one more year. The sad reality is that with the job and other projects that are requiring my attention. The 365 Project is the only way I know I will continue to shoot.

This year had it’s share of ups and downs like last year did, however in much more dramatic fashion. I would be legitimately angry at some photos, and others (I have touched on this before as well) while good. Did not provide the same satisfaction as 2011 did. Perhaps the film became easier to use, or maybe I got better at using it. But the thrill of turning the photo over and being wonderfully surprised was mysteriously absent.

I’m not sure what keeps me going. In December of this year I didn’t upload once. I wasn’t sharing my work with people, I wasn’t enjoying the conversations that may arise. Yet I kept on shooting. And here as we welcome the new year just around the bend, I feel compelled to keep going.

Moving forward I still have a lot of work to do before I can consider this year to be over. I will need to finish my book for 2012, create a video, culminate the project and narrow it down to selections. But for now, after having taken my final image of 2012, I can sit back. Grab a glass of champagne, and relax. Knowing that for the last time this year, I will have to think about taking a photo. Tomorrow’s image? Why that is next years problem!

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Number 365, if this weren’t a leap year. I would be writing tonight about my experiences with this project. How I have changed as a photographer and what I would change about my photos. Things that I have absolutely hated about this year, and what I have loved.
There is so much to ponder, why I feel compelled to continue even when my brain is telling me to stop. And once again, just like last year. I sit here at my computer, scanning and uploading and scanning and uploading thinking to myself… will I continue? Will I go on for a third year, and will I make it to the at least 5 year goal that now seems within reach?
All of these are serious questions that I must answer within the next 48 hours. I would feel a grave disappointment within myself if I were to start a third year and not finish. But there are still projects from this year that need to be wrapped up. A video, a final image, a book. It feels like I don’t even know where to begin.
Tomorrow will be a long day…
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Number 365, if this weren’t a leap year. I would be writing tonight about my experiences with this project. How I have changed as a photographer and what I would change about my photos. Things that I have absolutely hated about this year, and what I have loved.

There is so much to ponder, why I feel compelled to continue even when my brain is telling me to stop. And once again, just like last year. I sit here at my computer, scanning and uploading and scanning and uploading thinking to myself… will I continue? Will I go on for a third year, and will I make it to the at least 5 year goal that now seems within reach?

All of these are serious questions that I must answer within the next 48 hours. I would feel a grave disappointment within myself if I were to start a third year and not finish. But there are still projects from this year that need to be wrapped up. A video, a final image, a book. It feels like I don’t even know where to begin.

Tomorrow will be a long day…

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Out at the coast filming for my latest project - Pdexposures.TV
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Out at the coast filming for my latest project - Pdexposures.TV

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Gravy.
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Gravy.

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Oh Roger.
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Oh Roger.

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Wood frame from The Impossible Project.
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Wood frame from The Impossible Project.

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Jenny opening her gifts, this is the 2nd year now my Christmas photo has turned out awful.
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Jenny opening her gifts, this is the 2nd year now my Christmas photo has turned out awful.

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Looks as if my Spectra film has really taken a turn for the worse. Time to use it while I still can!
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Looks as if my Spectra film has really taken a turn for the worse. Time to use it while I still can!

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Georgia and her grocery.
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Georgia and her grocery.

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Oh Christmas tree oh Christmas tree…
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Oh Christmas tree oh Christmas tree…

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