Can you believe it's already October?! If you've been following my blog for a while you've probably noticed that I love collaborative creative challenges (post, post, post, post). Well, it's a new month and time for a new challenge. This time it's something on a scale I've never attempted before...a 365 day photography challenge!
The goal is to choose an object, any object, and take a photograph of it every day for an entire year.I think it will be very challenging to create 365 interesting images of the same object (and to remember to take one everyday!). It sounds a little daunting, but hopefully participating with the group will help keep me on task. I'm interested to see if my photography skills will improve over the course of the year.
To help me decide on an object I set a few criteria:
1. Non-StaticFor maximum interest, (for me and for the viewer), I don't want to use a static object. I want something that will change, or can be changed, over the course of the year.
2. Easily TransportableIt needs to be something small and light that I can easily carry with me, as I'm anticipating quite a bit of travel over the next year.
3. Personal RepresentationI want something that will convey some aspect of who I am as an individual.
I love to make people smile, so I want to choose something that will have potential for humor.
Therefore, I've settled on using this artist's mannequin.
This little guy is a great source of amusement in my house. He sits on our computer desk and people are always arranging him in ridiculous poses. I already have quite a few ideas for shots. Don't worry, I won't be posting 365 pictures of him. I'll just give you an update a few times during the year of the most interesting shots.
The @Photography challenge@ event was created by one of my friends from high school, so I'm eager to support his endeavor. If you'd also like to participate, feel free to message me on Facebook and I'll send you an invite.