In 2004 I followed Taylor‘s Project 365, his collection of a year of daily photos. It struck me as a brilliant idea then, butit wasn’t something I was willing to emulate at that time. This year he has been doing it again.
This October I was reminded of the project by an entry at Photojojo, “Project 365: How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way“. In it, Taylor espoused the project and gave tips on how to do it well. Telling a story with or along with the photos is one I think is very valuable.
Some others have taken on the challenge of Project 365 in rather inventive ways. GoldenPath created a love affair between Ernie and
Batgirl, while folks over at Flickr have created a Project 365 group, showcasing a lifescape each day. Bill Wadman did a similar 365 project, but with blog entries that included documenting his father’s dying, though he’s a remarkable photographer as well.
I’m expecting ’07 to have me in a sea of change, so I think it’s fitting I try to capture a speck of the grit and beauty of each day. Come January 1st I’ll be armed with my sub-$100 camera and ready to see where the lens takes me.
P.S. The world is a lot more funky, soulful and rhythmically advanced because of a man who took a sliding groove into the bardo today. “Lay down the boogie and play that funky music til you die. ‘Til you die? Yeah!” Rest in Soul, James Brown.