For those of you who aren’t in-the-know about Project 365 (or those who would like to learn more about it), you can read about the concept here.
I initially started the project on January 1st 2008 (which would’ve made it Project 366 thanks to the leap year), though I found the British weather to be extremely bleak which drained my enthusiasm somewhat. I restarted on June 26th 2008, and thus ended yesterday – June 25th 2009. And what a year! Whilst I might’ve found the 2008/2009 Winter as equally bleak as the previous year, I was substantially underway to not cave to the internal pressure of giving up – and I’m so glad I didn’t.
Of course, some days it was extremely difficult to keep going. My life revolved around what was essentially a 9-5 job (in fact two 9-5 jobs, though I have since been made redundant – a story for a different day) and finding motivation some days was taxing, to say the least. So sure, some photos aren’t great, in fact I’d go so far as to say they’re downright dull, but apart from one monumental fuck up (pardon my French) on Day 281, I did what the brief told me, and took a photo every day for a whole year.
As for some of my favourites…? In no particular order:
The all important question — would I do it again? Most definitely! Not immediately, though it will be a definite adjustment to not have my camera almost surgically attached to me. Perhaps I will restart it in Summer 2010 so I can document the run up to my wedding, and my honeymoon – at least I’m guaranteed a few photos of interest that way!