Thursday, July 01, 2010

Take a picture (or 365?)

Listening to: 'Bang Bang Bang' by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl [Record Collection]

It is the 1st of July, and I am jumping on the 'Project 365' bandwagon. The coming twelve months are likely to be the most unpredictable I've had in a while, so why not, eh? Also, I feel like I've been neglecting my photography since of late. Not good.

Now I thought rather than just having a bog standard Project 365, I'd spice it up a bit - else I'd end up with 365 images of Cambridge colleges, no doubt. So I decided on some categories - one for each day of the week. And because I'm procrastinating, I've named them all using song titles. Behold!
  • Your Body is a Wonderland
    Well no, not yours...mine. Basically, a fancy way of saying 'self-portrait'. But not quite. The only condition is that some part of my body should be in the photo. It doesn't even need to be in focus - it just needs to be there. As someone with a very negative body image, it's gonna be an interesting challenge to depict my body artistically. But I guess if I can use this sack of bones to create art, it can't be that bad eh? :-)
  • A, B, C
    I got this one from here. Once a week, I have to find a letter of the alphabet in the world around me...but it shouldn't be a letter (that'd be way too easy). So shadows, clouds, trees, traffic jam get the picture. The idea is that after 26 weeks, I'll have an entire alphabet in photos. And then I can start again! lol
  • True Colours
    This one's easy; there just has to be a colour scheme - either one of the VIBGYOR colours, or B&W. And I'll repeat the colour schemes every eight weeks.
  • It's My Life
    Another easy one. This is possibly more along the lines of the 365 that most people do - documenting their 'day' for a year. This category might include my lab, my flat, stuff I'm cooking, my clothes...that sorta thing.
  • Earth Song
    Yeah they're getting a lot easier and more predictable, I know. Anything natural (and non-human) qualifies.
  • Mad World
    Why did I say 'non-human' in the previous item? Well, 'cos it comes in here. This one's anything to do with civilisation - people, buildings, machines etc.
  • Freedom
    And on the seventh day, I'll be slave to my mood and take whatever I want to take...or whatever YOU want me to take. Yup, if you've got any ideas, you can leave a comment either on this post or on the dedicated page, and I'll see what I can do.
So yeah, there we have it! I'll try and update my flickr every day, and the photo should appear on this blog too.

I dunno if this will be a really cool project or if I'll get bored, but either way, it's ok. The last time I had the same attitude to a 'project' was when I started blogging...and that was almost 4 1/2 years ago. So we'll see how things go.


  1. love the categories. been thinking of starting one. maybe i'll wait and see how yours is going :)

  2. highly ambitious project. i always thought the 365 project was hard enough on its own, without your additions.

    still, if you love photography, it should make for an interesting project.

  3. I am going to try the A B C project with you! :)

    My photography has never got off the ground - mainly because I feel like a chav within my own city with an SLR but you have inspired me! :)

  4. Quite a fantastic idea.
    I look forward to them...and the categories sound so fun! :)

  5. Delilah - :-) You should!

    Matches Malone - Well there's enough to photograph around here, and I usually carry my camera with me anyway, so hopefully I can see it through :-)

    Scrumps - Yay! I should warn you'll be walking around London looking stuff that looks like an 'A' can be quite annoying! What's your SLR? Don't feel shy! Make sure you know your rights though, some cops can be a bit difficult, esp the Met.

    Sabby - :-)

  6. I say that sounds a rather brilliant way of doing it!! Looking forward to some interesting pics :)

    Did Darwin talk you itno this?:D

  7. N - I'm glad you think so! :-) Haha no she didn't, but I have been following hers (and yours!)

  8. i love it! can't wait to see more. loving the categories too.


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