Mark W Russell 3:59pm, 10 January 2012
Hi all
I have been feeling somewhat uninspired by this week challenge. Yes I like poetry, but could not find one I liked to transfer to a visual image.

So I felt a little guilty when one of my sons introduced me to Jeff Harris, a photographer who has been taking a self portrait every day since 1999 and is at No. 4748 or thereabouts.

Take a look at this video of Jeff and see if it makes you feel like stopping moaning and getting off your arse.

K8ieSmith 6 years ago
Great motivator Mark!

It's not photography but I have recently met Kirsty Hall, artist and purveyor of mad obsessive projects. She has created an artwork every day for the last year which she places in a jam jar and releases into the wild. I interviewed her before Christmas and she was exhausted... the thought of filling 365 jam jars makes taking 52 photos seem like a breeze!

Keep going people!
Katie :-)
Mark W Russell 6 years ago
Hi K8ie
Kirsty's work looks interesting. Being the pragmatist, I got to thinking about having to eat all that jam first!
david_gillett 6 years ago
Thanks for the link , inspiring stuff. It reminded me of Jamie Livingston's story:

I've got to admit to feeling lost with this week's challenge as poetry has never really played a big part in my life....but today I remembered a great Ivor Cutler poem that might just work.

Some beautiful crafting from Kirsty . I've saved one of her jam jar shots as a wallpaper to remind myself that no matter how overwhelming 52by52 might feel it's nothing compared to the Jam Jar madness!
@markglomas PRO 6 years ago
Guys, I really couldn't think of a poem, let alone one that was my favourite. So I really struggled with this weeks challenge. I may go back to it at a later date, but I'll probably cheat and use song lyrics. It's been tough to find the time this last couple of weeks, but I'm back to it now.

Mark, Katie, David, great links on dedication. Thanks.
david_gillett 6 years ago
Personally I wouldn't say lyrics are cheating at all. The work I used as inspiration sits somewhere between a song and a poem:

And I nearly used the words from intros to the Blue Jam comedy series:
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