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.
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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.

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Odd.
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Odd.

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Humph…
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Humph…

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Jenny says the face I make when I’m working with my cameras is her favorite. So today is for her.
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Jenny says the face I make when I’m working with my cameras is her favorite. So today is for her.

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Her name was Rita J. Alexander. These are her negatives. They are 55 years old and I received them as part of a Christmas gift. I felt obligated to develop them.
She was born to Roland and Marlene Alexander, on April 15th 1943. Went to General Martin High School where she also worked at the Candlelight Restaurant. From there Rita went to the University of Tenesee and gratuated in 1965. While there she was part of the marching band and played at the inauguration of LBJ. After being honorably discharged from the marines in 1967, she spent much of her life as a Federal Bank Examiner on the East Coast.
This is all I know of her. And most likely will ever know. The images on the three rolls of film I got are of children, weddings, and people important to her. She had no siblings, and no children. There was no one to carry on her story, and I now have what may be the only physical thing that keeps her memory alive.
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Her name was Rita J. Alexander. These are her negatives. They are 55 years old and I received them as part of a Christmas gift. I felt obligated to develop them.

She was born to Roland and Marlene Alexander, on April 15th 1943. Went to General Martin High School where she also worked at the Candlelight Restaurant. From there Rita went to the University of Tenesee and gratuated in 1965. While there she was part of the marching band and played at the inauguration of LBJ. After being honorably discharged from the marines in 1967, she spent much of her life as a Federal Bank Examiner on the East Coast.

This is all I know of her. And most likely will ever know. The images on the three rolls of film I got are of children, weddings, and people important to her. She had no siblings, and no children. There was no one to carry on her story, and I now have what may be the only physical thing that keeps her memory alive.

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Holy shit only 5 days left…
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Holy shit only 5 days left…

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Merry Christmas everyone, it was fun but in all honesty. Glad it’s over and we can all focus on other things!
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Merry Christmas everyone, it was fun but in all honesty. Glad it’s over and we can all focus on other things!

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Been having serious trouble with this pack of PX680. Bah humbug.
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Been having serious trouble with this pack of PX680. Bah humbug.

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Attended an ugly sweater party and won because of my leopard print slippers (not shown). Sorry about your head brian #decapatated.
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Attended an ugly sweater party and won because of my leopard print slippers (not shown). Sorry about your head brian #decapatated.

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Blur/
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Blur/

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