In July of 2015, I started a journey that changed my life. My first 365 Project began and I didn’t even know it. I was already in love with taking photos of everything so it wasn’t so much that I started taking photos, it was that I committed to taking photos of something every day for an entire year. Rain or shine, snow and high winds, I was out there taking my photos. I didn’t realize at the time how much this would change me, but I don’t think I will ever be the same.
So what exactly is a 365 Project?
If you aren’t familiar by now, a 365 Project is basically a creative photography commitment (or other type of creative project) to take at least one photo a day for an entire year.
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To date, I have exceeded the one-per-day commitment and have taken sometimes 2-5 photos in a typical day. This is due to changing weather patterns or multiple interesting people “Crossing Delaware”. Whatever I see that might catch my eye that I feel will further enhance the project, I photograph for this project.
When will the project be completed?
I wrote in the December 11, 2015 blog post “Who Keeps Crossing Delaware?” discussing the inspiration behind the project, what got me started and what I had seen up until that point. But as the days, weeks and months pass by, I collect more and photos and I’m amazed how much has happened.
As of this date, March 1, 2016, I have curated at least 465 photos. Far more than the anticipated one per day I planned on by this time.
By the end of June 2016, I will have completed the initial phase: 12 months taking photos every day. I anticipate having a full collection of around 700 photos to sort and edit.
What will happen to all the photos?
Great question! This is where you’ll want to signup to be notified about the progress of this project. I am currently working on editing, aligning and planning a video installation of the entire year of photos. I am also planning other special product offerings but until I have those plans solidified, I’m keeping them under my hat!
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