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From my BAM! year of self portraits

From my digital 365
From my digital 365

Since I became interested in photography I have started and completed a variety of photo projects. I finished a very long and tedious 365, a much more fun 365 on Instagram (only using my mobile phone), 52 weeks of (BAM!) self portraits on Flickr, 52 weeks of a project called Mommy and Me (photos of myself WITH my children), Get Pushed (pairing up with a partner to challenge each other, also on Flickr), A Photo a Day, 10 on 10… And a few other ones that were fun, perhaps also trending, at the moment I started doing them.

From Get Pushed on Flickr
From Get Pushed on Flickr

I always start them with tons of enthusiasm and SO motivated. I have a myriad of ideas about what I want to shoot and pictures in my head of what I’d like my photos to look like in the end. However, always halfway through the project I begin to ask myself what in the world possessed me to start another one, and I think of quitting, oh, so many times. I never have, thankfully, but I always do reach the end of my projects saying, “Never again!”.

From my Mommy and Me project
From my Mommy and Me project

After I’m done, though, some time goes by and I soon see another project that interests me. And I fall for it; I do it again.

From my BAM! year of self portraits
From my BAM! year of self portraits

I’m starting a new project in November called the 52 Rolls Project. I need to shoot one roll of film every week and post the photos on a blog either weekly, or the four/five rolls once a month. I’m very excited but I know I will go through my same process all over again and, maybe, because this one seems like the hardest one so far – I’m afraid of my lack of consistency in sending my rolls out weekly/monthly to be developed and scanned – I may even quit halfway through it. Who knows… In the meantime, wish me luck and I will update you all soon on how it’s going for me.

From my Instagram iphone 365
From my Instagram iphone 365

What are some of the projects you’ve started? Have you finished them? Were they hard? I’m dying to know!

Maite

3 Comments

  1. 52 rolls sounds awesome – you are totally going to rock it 🙂 I’m a habitual 365er, and shot a photo a day of my son in his first year. Intend to do that with the new kiddo too. Someday I’d love to do a roll of film per kid per month. Maybe this will be the year 🙂

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