Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A Photo A Day is one year old. My first post here was April 29, 2008.
I wrote in my first post, "as anyone who works in the photographic medium knows, there’s a big drop-off between the photos you shoot and the photos you end up using. For every photograph that gets used there are several that never get seen, and exist only as an unprinted negative stuck in a binder or a digital file on a hard drive".
My goal over the past year has been sharing photos that would otherwise never be seen. They're not all great photos, they don't all show perfect photographic technique (I'm way too fond of chance and happy accidents to always aim for perfection). They are all interesting, I hope (your milage may vary).
My other reason for starting this blog is to keep me actively posting. Lightbender, my other blog, is where I post my 'serious' work. I don't post there nearly as frequently (especially at times like this, when I have a lot of things I'm thinking about, but I'm not really making anything).
While it's been an interesting year, it hasn't always been enjoyable. There have been times where my interest in maintaining the blog lags (I just recently came out of one). Other times, I can't seem to find any photos I'm interested in posting. Joining Facebook changed things as well. While I haven't posted a lot of photos there, I've received a decent amount of feedback on the ones I have (I have a Facebook fan page, where you can see many examples of mostly older work. I don't think you need to be a Facebook user to see it).
So, while not always fun, I'm keeping the blog, at least I have no immediate plans to end it. The occasional comment would be nice, however (hint, hint!).
About today's photo: Its a Holgarama (panorama of Holga camera images) taken at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco. Note the Ben & Jerry's shop right on the corner (it's the store with the blue awning). Every tine I'm in San Francisco, I think about going in there and asking them if they sell more Cherry Garcia there then at other locations.