I finally finished getting back the last prints to complete my 365 photo a day project. I started it on May 14, 2012 and finished it on May 13, 2013. I used 16 rolls of kodak 35mm film 400 speed and shot everything with my canon ae-1.
I feel terrifically accomplished and sad all at the same time. It’s amazing how much can happen in one year. I’ve managed to finish this thing this time capsule of sorts… I’ve frozen a year of my life and assembled it in this book. A strange visual diary filled with many photos that only I’ve seen. For the past year I’ve lugged around my camera in hopes of summing up my day with a single photo. I’d see my friends or my family doing something or the light would be just perfect and then I’d snap the shutter open. Sometimes nothing noteworthy would happen and I’d just take a self-portrait in the mirror, a way of at least documenting the changes in my appearance. I’d then write down the date, a brief description, the aperture setting, and shutter speed in a log I kept.
People have said that if you want to know what someone fears losing then you should look at what they photograph.
“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.” -Nan Goldin
I know one thing for sure. This project has made me feel weird haha.
But I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite photos over the next few weeks or months or however long it takes haha.