Good Intentions in a Project 52
I believe there are two sides to why I so deeply love photography and have been increasingly drawn to it over the past few years:
1. I am an artist. A definition of myself that I have only recently come to accept, as though I never deserved the title before, but I speak my truth more easily through creating. Creating images, writing words, telling my own personal story in hopes of connecting with another person. I am an artist. and...
2. Fear of forgetting. I have a very poor memory, and since becoming a mom, the fear of forgetting these precious years of my children as they are young is very real to me. I'm not a scrapbooker, I'm not crafty in the traditional sense, I haven't even made a baby book for my second child. But I do have pictures; they are my treasures, my life's stories. In some strange way they ground me in what is important in my life, and when my camera is in my hand I am allowed to just be.
I've never attempted a year long project. The thought of committing (and staying accountable) to a long-term creative endeavor has quite frankly terrified me. Who the hell has the time, as a working mom and side- business solopreneur, to do all this? Well, I do damnit. I can do anything I want, right? We all can.
So, as the first week of 2018 has passed, I have joined a Life in 52 Project with talented photographers from across the world, to document my life as it is. To commit to at least 1 image a week for all 52 weeks in 2018. No rules, no guidelines, no competition, no awards. Just photograph my story as beautifully or as gritty as I please. To push myself creatively and remind myself that I am worth all the happiness my camera brings me.
I'll also be blogging my favorites throughout the journey, and I would love for you to follow along! A new website is in the making, and I will be sharing more blogs and content as soon as it's live. For now, I hope you enjoy WEEK 1:
This was a week of pushing myself into low light images. Inside, my house has extremes of light and dark, so I've been experimenting in areas I wouldn't have normally. Some more of my favorites from throughout the week (and as always, way too many of my little missy <3):
How are you planning on memory keeping this year?!
I thank you, and namaste <3