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A Frame A Day: 365 Project (February)
February is full of exciting times for me: Chinese New Year usually is about to happen or has just happened, my birthday is celebrated, and the harshness of winter is dying out, which means Spring is near. This year, February has been met with 70-degree days and a few more days of “I don’t want to do this.”
While I am carrying a camera with me every day, my daily commute is beginning to feel bland and the act of taking a photo during the same, too similar, walk has become boring. There have been a few days where my creative eye was tired and I was forced to post something I wasn’t happy with; I suppose this is the purpose of the project.
I’ve been yearning for new adventures and new gear too. I want to upgrade every single piece of equipment I have, but sadly, my checking (sure, savings…) account won’t let me. I guess this is also the purpose of the project, learn to use what you have with you. I have re-fallen in love with analog photography and dusted off the old 35mm SLRs and the Mamiya RB67. I’ll be getting those images developed soon.
Days spent traveling or celebrating special occasions have been difficult to shoot, edit, and post quickly. I have to set time aside to complete all these things. I continue to take new routes to places I’ve been, which has been rewarding, but also time consuming.
Please don’t take my ranting of time or lack of creative drive every minute be a white flag, I am going to see this project through. I am proud to have passed my last attempt’s number of days. I’ve grown my following and have networked with several D.C. based photographers. Community has been essential to this project, pushing me creatively in so many ways.
I did end up fulfilling a few goals of mine, to photograph the National Gallery of Arts tunnel and photograph NYC from a helicopter. I even went as far as booking an incredible trip to Zurich for June, so stay tuned on my travel plans.
I am planning to change up my photographic game by incorporating more camera mediums: Fuji instant film, Impossible Project film, 210 & 35mm film (day of), iPhone/mobile, and anything else I can get my hands on.
As I finish writing this, I am getting re-excited about the project and can’t wait to get back out there and shoot.
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