January 13, 2015

52 portraits

Well...I made it to the end of the year.

I actually took one picture of each of my children (mostly) once a week for an entire year.  When I first heard about the idea, I thought it would be easy peasy.  It seems easy.  Just take a picture.  I did attempt to make them different or new each week.  That ended up being difficult because we have twin toddlers and we do a lot of the same stuff every weekend.  Winter was harder because on the week days it's so dark that it's hard to get a good picture.  And we tended to just "do" less than we do in the remaining seasons.

I considered a few options of what to do with all 104+ pictures I had.  I ended up making a video.  It was a nice return to working on creative things for myself after a fall of a lot of extra working my day job.

As for next year.  I've missed a couple of weeks (even though I am now in the habit of taking pictures, so I have pictures to display).  I'm thinking about doing a 52 portraits for their 4th year.  They'll turn 3 on February 2nd, so I have a few more weeks to think about what exactly I want that to be.  I was thinking it would be cool to try to take the same portrait each week for a year.  Like standing in front of a wall in our house.  That would be cool to see after a year, but I'm not convinced anyone (including me) would like to see the exact same picture every week.  We'll see where those thoughts take me.

So, here it is!  It is a little over 4 minutes long.  You were forewarned.  It looks a little small on the screen, so I would go directly to YouTube to watch it.  The song, by the way, is "I'm Not Part of Me" by Cloud Nothings.