For three years, the beginning of 2005 until the end of 2007 I completed three year long projects. First was my initial daily 365 Project, then it's weekly follow-up 52 Project with slightly more ambitious and polished output, and finally the idea that became my calling card for a while, 365 Portraits. For the 3 years since, I've been working for magazines and advertising firms, not to mention my personal projects like Drabbles and Motion, but somehow they're just not the same as the marathon grind. In many ways they suck, but I don't know that I've ever felt more satisfied than while doing those projects. It was about working at it, even if the results weren't stellar. As Picasso once said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” I need a new marathon. Therefore I'm going to start a new one on the first. Not exactly sure what yet. Don't want to repeat 365 Portraits. Don't know if I want them all to be portraits. Don't know if I even want them all to be photographs. Details will form in the next few days. I just needed to get it down on paper, as it were. Ideas and suggestions are welcome in comments or via email.
Photography, photoshop, and the philosophy of taking pictures by photographer Bill Wadman, co-host of On Taking Pictures.