Well, I did it. On the 14th of January, 50 weeks ago a friend of mine Matt. Who is seen in November at his birthday party poked fun at me for not sticking to projects. Something about this one stuck. I’m not sure what it was either. I’d love to say it was a strong motivation to see it through to the end, or a desire to have something to say I accomplished. Because truthfully it was neither. So many photographic sets are put together over the course of years. Accidental shots, planned ones, and everything in between come together to form a continuing storyline over the series. This was the opposite, the series was already together. It just happened to have accidents and planned things along the way. So summarizing this whole thing in words isn’t the easiest thing I have done I’ll say that.
And while we are on the subject of truths, tomorrow is less than 3 hours away at the time of me writing this. I still don’t know if I want to do it again. There is something to be said about jumping right in and yet I know I only have 24 hours to decide if I want to shoot 366 consecutive images (2012 is a leap year). But then again, I could be cut shot by those damn Mayans and their calendar.
Either way, I cannot express enough how thankful I am at the opportunity to do 2011 in Impossible Images. But a simple one will have to suffice. Thank you to The Impossible Project. From your support in this undertaking to creating your magical and yet, imperfect and often times downright frustrating films that keep me coming back for more. Thanks to my family, for gifting me packs of film when I needed them most. Thanks to my girlfriend Jenny, the subject of quite a few photos who put up with all of my “oh wait just one second I need to take a picture”. And finally, thanks to everyone out there, who liked, reblogged, talked about, tweeted, and wrote about my project. Without the continuing support from you I am unsure that I would have made it through. So with that, I can finally say what I have been waiting 365 days to say.