Saturday, March 22, 2008

Photographic evidence

I've kind of hit a plateau with Diabetes 365. I haven't missed any days, but I'm feeling less enthused about it and it's been longer and longer between uploads. Mainly it's that I don't think my photos are very good and what was okay for an occasional shot looks different when you have hundreds of them. To some extent I am limited by equipment, but also I just don't know a lot about photography or shooting objects.

For some reason, I feel strangely drawn to the original 365 project, 365 Days. On the one hand, I feel it's kind of weird to take photos of yourself, but on the other hand, I have very few photos of myself from the past seven years (because I am the only photo taker) which I find kind of disappointing. In a way, it seems strange, because I grew up in a family that despite its numerous issues took photos of absolutely everything. I guess that's the way it goes, though.

I feel like doing a new project will actually infuse new life into my older project, instead of taking away from it. I'm still trying to decide, though.

In other news, recovering from the flu and still quite tired, but my toe is better and the government sent us some of our money back.


Beth said...

I vote for both!

There's something so compelling about documenting. And cataloging. Not sure what it is, but it's awesome.

I've never seen self portraits as being about vanity or anything like that... most self portraits function more as a marker of emotion and moment, a sort of commemoration.

Go for it!

Scott K. Johnson said...

I think that pictures one person often doesn't feel is very good, sometimes strikes a deep chord with someone else.

Don't give in to the allure of self-criticism.

Minnesota Nice said...

Lili, you've been tagged for the Six Word Meme.