moments - a photo a day
this website started in december 2011 as a travel concept: for the first time, i was traveling with a computer; this opened up many possibilities including a travel blog.
knowing myself, and foreseeing a lack of motivation to write, i promised to keep everyone updated by uploading a picture a day. this picture would be a sight or experience of that day.
i was very happy with the resulting photo journal and impressed with the result it had on my photography. (i was equally impressed by ironic amount that i did write - check out heading west
). a friend had shown me a photo blog called a daily dose of imagery
which was (and still is) a great source of inspiration (the layout of the photo pages is largely influenced by this straightforward site). everyday this toronto-based photographer (sam javanrouh) posted a photo of his city. this got my mind buzzing about the possibilities upon reaching cape town - what better way to discover a city’s secrets than to search it for photographs?
the project saw 396 days pass, filled with as many images, a few landscapes, numerous people, and plenty of experimentation. i have a portfolio to be proud of. start again at december 2011
or go backwards from december 2012
. Then 2013 was a year of distractive study, so very few pictures (though one of my favorites
). i did spare some time to sort through photos of some of my favorite places, in diversions
. now i’m on the move again, so what better way to have some stability and reflection than to post some pictures?
what am i taking pictures of? the basic premise is that the pictures will capture something i see or do that day. it can be a plant, a person, a building, a scape, or an abstract muddle of light and shadow… i’m going to try and maintain this blog as a current expression of the everyday, so be warned: it ranges from the mundane to the spectacular.