Here is an old shot from when Brooke came and visited me in San Francisco. I have gotten to really thinking about memories and remembering cool times in my life that I otherwise forget and I kind of realized that the only time I ever take pictures is when I am on a planned, scheduled shoot. While this is good and fine, I got to thinking about how many other memories I miss out on by only shooting in a "work" environment.
When I was first starting my 365 project, I did it with the intention of doing it as a personal daily journal, so I could look back on all the things that I did during that day and remember the things, good and bad, that I did during that day. I wanted the project to really represent what I did during that day and how those event affected my life (if at all). However, that project slowly evolved into a project where I was trying to constantly best myself with each shot and the project really moved away from its initial purpose. Don't get me wrong, I am a better photographer because it did move away from that initial diary-like purpose but it bums me out that those memories were not captured and maintained.
I look at other people who have boxes and boxes of old 4x6s from their life and they look back on all the memories that are contained in those photographs and I truly get jealous! All the times spent with friends and family, so many good memories! It doesn't matter if the light is good or the settings on the camera are good, just as long as that moment is captured.
This was my intent on this day of shooting photos, shoot around the city, remember every single thing you did from that day, and I look back on the photos and really smile! I get happy looking back on all the awesome things that happened during that day. It was an awesome day!
I am thinking a personal blog might be in order......
Canon EOS Rebel G // Tamron 10-22mm (top), Canon 50mm f/1.4 (bottom) // Kodak Portra 160NC