Tuesday, January 03, 2012


Jan 1st, 2012 - Day 1

So we made it to 2012, so now what?  Well, if you're a crackpot, you answer that question by saying, "Who gives a crap, the world is going to end in December anyways!"  But since we are mostly all rational human beings and don't fall for crazy things like that, we can actually look to the future with some sense of hope.  After a couple of years of misfortune for Jess and I, we are looking at 2012 as a chance for a new beginning and hopefully, nothing but good news.  Sure, we had many great things happen in the last two years, but it was countered by so much grief that we want a year full of happiness.  Hell, we don't want to be greedy, we'll go with mostly all happiness.

Enough of being all moody and philosophical for a while.  The "now what" also applies to my photo a day project.  I just finished up my second year of Project 365 and I just can't bring myself to stop.  Sure, it is a pain at times and can be pretty stressful trying to think of something to photograph, but if I didn't do it, I might go weeks or even longer without picking up my camera and that is just no good at all.  I'm excited to start working on my coffee table book of the second year of pictures, while simultaneously trying to keep year 3 just as fresh.

Like I said though, keeping it fresh and trying to come up with a new picture every day IS the hard part.  Since I work from home, there are numerous days when I don't leave the house at all.  Add that to the fact that I often work all day, then eat, then rest, and finally think of something to take a picture of, and I run out of things to take a picture of at 10pm.  That is what last night's pic came down to - what can I see to take a picture of on the way to bed?  I ended up with this:

January 2nd, 2011 - Day 2

Now, I lucked out because I really like this pic.  It's simple, but I love all the lines, the black and white tone, etc.  But for every one of these, there are 5 pictures of forks or a pair of shoes that are cool, but nothing special.  This could be a problem this year, but we'll have to see how it goes.

Today I took this:

January 3rd, 2011 - Day 3

Now, I could take a ton of different pictures like this with all kinds of cool characters and funny scenes, but besides amusing me, I think this would bore the general population pretty quickly.  Year 3 is going to be pretty damn hard.  But let's keep our fingers crossed that the picture a day is the biggest thing I have to stress about this year.  


Miss Sassy Pants said...

I'm glad you're continuing your photo-a-day project. If you're worried about keeping it fresh, having variety, we'll make it a point to bring the camera when we DO leave the house. Or maybe you should make it a point to venture out every day. Either way, even if you end up taking pictures of everyday household items, they always turn out amazing. Plus, you always have a willing model in Lil Dude and I... Just saying.

Mom said...

I agree - Cheers to that kind of stress. I can honestly say that sometimes your simplest, last minute shots are the absolute best. You make us see a hanger through a completely different eye and that is magic and artistic.

I truly hope 2012 brings you all the joy you guys deserve. Not that you don't have that now but it would be nice to say hooray for 2012 when it is all said and done.

laura b. said...

I wish you both every happiness in 2012.

I'm glad you've decided to keep taking a daily photograph. It is always fun to see what you come up with...and as you say, it assures that at least once a day, you WILL pick up that camera and practice your art.

Jose said...

Well wishing you guys nothing but good things and lots of happiness this year. Oh and yey for one more year of pictures.