A resolution of mine this year is that in addition to showing my regular business/work portraits, I’m also going to attempt to do a 365 of my “real life” images as well… I want to challenge myself to create good portraits with no special props, locations or photoshopping.
When I started this on Jan. 1, some friends and followers asked if they too could join in and I thought it would be fun. The one basic rule is it’s a photograph a day, describing your life, taken with a camera phone.
I’m not going to feel like a failure if I don’t get all 365 and you shouldn’t either. I think it would be a huge win just to document ALMOST everyday for a year. That would be about a 300 day improvement over last year so I figure it’s still a huge step in the right direction!
Jan. 8, 2015
My #Chiweenie contemplates the great questions of our age… Seriously though, what did we ever do without this girl? 8/365
Jan. 9, 2015
Whew! Almost forgot to post to the 365 but my shot today of the incredibly sweet and pretty Claire in her usual happy place (under the couch) as I edit, saved me! 9/365
Jan. 10, 2015
Sick Day. I wonder if he finally got what’s been going around? At least we have dogs to cuddle on a cold and rainy day. 10/365
Jan. 11, 2015
Morning handstand in my bedroom. 11/365
Jan. 12, 2015
The boys randomly decided that today is Lucy’s birthday. In truth, we have no idea as she is a rescue dog. She celebrated this milestone by getting extra treats, enjoying an off leash run at the dog park, and taking a large dump on the kitchen floor. 12/365
Jan. 13, 2015
Today @lauralong08 and I played with amazing jewelry from TheVintageAngel. This was just a quick #iphone snap, looking forward to editing the images from the “real camera” soon! 13/365
Jan. 14, 2015
Oh hello 14/365 and this shiz is getting real… I got nothing. No great #iphone photo moment to document. Zip. Super busy day and now I’m just walking around my kids baseball practice looking like a psycho as I endlessly loop the diamond, freakishly obsessed with the information streaming in from my new #fitbit gadget that I hope will help me stay inspired to keep exercising! 14/365
In addition to my own 365 project, I want to include some lovely moments from others “playing along” and adding their work to the community under the hashtag #JD365Project. Please be sure to give them some love and consider adding YOUR best “everyday” images captured with your camera phone (only) to our image pool. It’s NEVER too late to join.
© Image from lisa, to be followed at: instagram.com/lericksonportraits
© Image from Marina Toscano, to be followed at: instagram.com/marina.toscano
© Image from bdorci, to be followed at: instagram.com/bdorci
© Image from Candice Caballero, to be followed at: instagram.com/candicecaballero
© Image from Nahono Tsuruga, to be followed at: instagram.com/iamnahono
© Image from Lindsay Helms, to be followed at: instagram.com/lindsayhelms_photography
© Image from Melanie Murray, to be followed at: instagram.com/morning_sun