At the start of 2012, I resolved to take a photo a day, a 365-day project (actually, 366 days with the leap year).
I did it.
Most of the time the daily image presented itself subconsciously, whether walking to or from my office. In fact, when an opportunity presented itself whilst driving, I’d pull the car over and get the shot.
There were days, though, when the requisite shot hadn’t yet been taken by the daily midnight deadline, I’d search around the house for something of interest — not duplicating subject matter was one of my rules, so repeated self-portraits were out of the question.
So it was with a sense of relief when I took a photo of my gift bottle of port on New Year’s Eve (my favoured tipple).
I’m not repeating the exercise for 2013.
I don’t regret the discipline of visually recording my year. Indeed, I now have some beloved images that would have otherwise been stored in the recesses of my mind only.
It’s just that there are new creative endeavours that will demand time and attention this year (more on that later).
I’ve gained respect for those photographers who persist in image making, and been inspired by the work of others.
Although I posted the images daily on this blog, I’ve decided to consolidate them all into a slideshow for this posting (for anyone who would be interested in viewing them). I’m reverting to using Mr Ulster for the written word — thanks for stopping by!
(You can find my regular photography at Flickr.)