Gainesville Photographer | Project 365, Week 1

*update- I am still doing this project, but have decided to post them on my Facebook fan page instead.

I have always wanted to do a project 365 (when you take a picture every day), but I always found myself coming up with excuses as to why not. Part of my reason for not starting one was I didn’t want to commit to blogging every day. So I came up with a solution to that and have decided to blog my images once a week (every Wednesday). It seems a whole lot less overwhelming that way.

My main reason for wanting to do this project is to push myself as an artist and a photographer. I want to try new photography techniques and editing styles. But most importantly I want to step out of my comfort zone. I want to photograph things I wouldn’t normally, find the beauty in the mundane, and ask complete strangers if I can take their pictures, etc.

Some people do a project 365 solely focused on one subject, whether it be self portraits, their family, flowers, etc. When I evaluated what I wanted to focus mine on I decided I wanted it to be about everything! The world around me, so to speak.  So for all of 2011 I will be toting my camera with me wherever I go, I never know where the next shot may be!

I hope to show you more of Gainesville, the people that live here, my home, my family, nature, and more!

Here are my first 4 photos, I realize it isn’t a full week, but I wanted to post on Wednesdays since it makes the most sense for my schedule.


Day 1: A handful of months ago someone slapped this sticker on the stop sign right outside the grocery store I shop it, I thought it was really clever.  I wanted to take a picture of it from the moment I saw it, I just never had my camera with me at the grocery store.


Day 2: Baby toes, sweet little baby toes. I don’t think I need to say more.


Day 3: I left my house this day to run errands,  with no idea what I would take a picture of for that day. Not even a mile from my house I saw this man standing in a parking lot. I pulled into the parking lot and he smiled at me, and I got out and asked him if I could take his picture. He said to me: well I ain’t very pretty, but I suppose. We chatted for a moment and I handed him a five for food, I  shook his hand and he said to me: have a beautiful day. Indeed.


Day 4: Aloe.


I hope you enjoyed these images, I will be back next Wednesday with a full week!

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FarleyJanuary 5, 2011 - 5:20 pm

I love this! You are so amazing!

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