8th January 2012
It is now the end of the 1st week of the 365 project and things have been ticking along nicely so all the remains to really get this really off the ground is to share it with you lot.
The idea behind The 365 Project is to take at least one photograph a day for the whole year and post them online. I have looked through quite a few of these online projects now and they all seem to vary greatly. For some people they have tried to tell a year in the life of themselves using only photographs, for others it has been a more random photographic journey into what has caught their eye but I guess the central theme to all of them I have looked at is that the 365 challenge encourages them to use their camera more and as a result hopefully improve their photography skills.
I originally heard about the project from Hubman’s blog (Hubman’s Hangout) who has just finished his second year of the challenge and I believe it now embarking on year 3 of his 365 journey. The moment I started reading about the idea I decided that I wanted to try it myself. Over the last 2 years of mainly self-portrait photography I have developed an increasing love for my camera as well realisation that I am not completely crap at using it. This summer saw me finally putting my little point and press Casio to one side and investing in something a little more sexy; a Cannon DSLR 1100D and so my photography has continued to develop and grow. My hope with the 365 project is that it will give me a place to post pictures that don’t fit into the self-portrait or erotic framework of Molly’s Daily Kiss as well as encouraging me to experiment and explore other places and things with my camera.
It is for this reason that I have decided to host this project on a separate sub domain. Molly’s Daily Kiss is just starting to really make a name for itself as a high-ranking sex blog and I feel that posting the 365 project work here would only detract from that. I have worked very hard on it over the last year or so and finally feel like it has developed its own identity. I know what fits here and what doesn’t but that doesn’t mean I want to limit myself to this being my only genre of creative outlet and so a sub domain for this project seems to be the perfect answer.
I hope you will take the time to go and visit The 365 project from time to time and if you see anything there that makes an impression please do leave me a comment. Comments are like air to a blogger and a photographer. I know what it is that I see and think and the photographs I am particularly proud or pleased of but I also want to see through your eyes and if you don’t talk to me then I have no chance of doing that.
Finally if you are doing your own version of the 365 Project then please do get in touch as I am really keen to follow some other people’s journeys as well as completing my own. Currently my blog roll is looking fairly empty but as I discover other people’s projects that I enjoy they will gradually be added to that list. I am also still working on the theme and layout, I am happy with things so far but I am sure when you go and look you will see there are a couple of little glitches that the tech department still has to iron out. He is cooking my dinner right now so I can’t complain… not unless I want an extremely sore bottom that is.
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