It feels wonderful taking this picture in Texas where I'm visiting my family for the holidays. Not looking forward to returning to snow and ice for next week's picture in Nebraska. I was actually kicked off this guy's property in the middle of my shoot (I had no idea anyone even lived there!). Excited for what is to come in the next year! Happy 2012 everyone!
<3 Chase Barrington
Let me start off by saying I am so excited to be starting this project!
I went out today to take this picture and it didn't start off great, I was cold and uninspired about 300 pictures later I had some pictures that I really liked. So excited for a new year and for this project to force me to explore every week!
I am so excited to be starting my year with this project & doing it with eight other amazing photographers! I was feeling extremely uninspired (and exhausted) all day so this is the best I could do. 2012 has a lot in store. In 6 hours, I will be driving to Georgia for Passion 2012. John Piper, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Francis Chan-I am so thankful for God's provision and faithfulness. I am ready for more adventures, lessons, and discoveries this year. I am looking forward to documenting my year of adventures & exploring through photographs.
I had a beautiful experience exploring the woods around my house today. One of my many goals of this project is that I hope it brings me into the forest more often, closer to nature and to the pure, unrefined beauty and inspiration it has to offer.
It is entirely unclear to me how 2012 is going to pan out. Right now I am being pulled in so many directions and consumed by so many dreams and passions and temptations. I suppose I know roughly where I'll be for the next few months or so, but after that, I have absolutely no idea what adventures I will fall into and where my wanderlust will carry me. I am hoping that this project will help to ground me in a way, and also serve as inspiration and motivation throughout the year, to stick with me and continue to teach me more about myself and about the universe as a whole.
I must confess I did not take this today. I did take it on Christmas Eve though. I'm super stoked on this project and am honored to get to post with all the other photographers (they're really good and in my opinion have an amazing aesthetic appeal).
Now that it's 2012, and I'll be applying to colleges in a little more than half a year, I really need to start taking my art and my photography seriously. This project, whether I choose to have it all self portraits or not, will push me to continue growing as a photographer. I recently got photoshop cs5 (previously I was only using lightroom) so I'm hoping I can explore different types of editing this year. I've also been saving up for a DSLR that records video because I really want to get into filmmaking. I'm hoping 2012 will be a year for me to grow and explore and establish myself as an artist. I can't wait to get this project going and update every week. Happy new year everyone!
- Joe Curtin
After completing Project 365 last year I'd had a taste of the effort and commitment involved in such a long-term project. Deciding to take on Project 52 instead alongside 8 other amazing photographers is exactly what I've needed to start the new year. I miss shooting everyday (and will probably shoot more than once a week) so I'm expecting to push myself artistically much further than I'd attempted in the last project. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. I can't wait to be inspired.
- Danièle Martinie
In the months following the completion of my 365 project last February, I've noticed that I've slowly let photography slip out of my life. In an effort to change that and push myself creatively, I decided to start a 52 weeks project. I had originally planned on going it alone but I am so excited to be collaborating with such great photographers on this project instead. I can't wait to see how 2012 pans out for us and our photography. Happy New Year!
p.s. That's a natural lens flare :P