Wednesday, February 14, 2007
On documenting a life in photos
When I was in Tempe, my team was working on our presentation and I didn't have anything to do, so I began taking pictures of everyone working. Some of those shots are some of my favorite photos. Sometimes, too, I'll get to the end of a day and I haven't taken a photo and I'll think, "What was my day like and what image would represent that?" That's how I've ended up with a keyboard shot, an iPod, and a to-do list. It's interesting to think about the day in those terms. Rather than writing a journal entry or riffing off an article or a blog post, I have to capture a day using color, light, and focus. And I sometimes start to see things differently. I can see the places or people I see every day differently or I'll look an new places more closely.
We're only 44 days in. There's still so much more to go, so many more things to capture. I will say that I'm really glad I'm doing this. It's giving me a new perspective on the world.