Yes. I did just type ‘threehundredsixtyfive.’ That’s weird. I made it. Not exactly with all of the same goals or ideas… But I did make it. I have three hundred sixty five photos that represent each day of my seventieth year. It obviously wasn’t easy. I didn’t actually take a photo on each day and at first I thought that was everything. However, now that I have come to the end of this year I have realized that the this project has done so much more for me than I really ever expected it to. If I had not challenged myself to take three hundred sixty five meaningful photos… I wouldn’t have had to force myself to come up with three hundred sixty five ideas. I think that the best thing that has come out of this is how I’ve grown artistically. In looking through these photos you can definitely see a growth in style and skill.
I had a different vision for how I wanted my last photo to be… But it also didn’t occur to me that today is my last day until, well, today. Hah. For some reason I thought I still had tomorrow. I had to do my final picture at the Great Wolf Lodge. So I thought that I’d do a shoot that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I fought with the editing process for a while on this one because I was trying to portray a message that I didn’t even really know. But I finally settled on this version and I think I like what it says. This project has forced me to try so many things that I would have never tried otherwise and it has given me a lot of hope and excitement for my future in photography.
To those of you who followed, encouraged, and supported me through this journey, thank you so much. It means a lot to me. It’s going to be weird not having this daily responsibility… But I need a break. You might not see new photos for a little while, but trust me. It’s not over.