Wednesday, January 7, 2015

365



365 days, 365 photos. Sunrises, sunsets, woods, mountains, lakes, fields, cities, bike rides, hikes, friends, celebrations, and the ordinary beauty of the everyday.

It's more than a little odd to see an entire year reduced to a single image. On the one hand it makes the year seem very short, very small. On the other hand, it's incredible to see what one year, or one image, can contain. Every image in this has a story, and each story intersects other stories. In one image is an entire world, and in this one image is the entire year. Who I was on January 1 is completely different from who I was on December 31, and there's no way anyone could have predicted the path I would take to get there. And yet, here it is captured in a single image.

The sense of place a photograph gives you makes this so much more powerful than just a journal. I can remember exactly where I was when I took each shot, where I was going, what I was doing, how I was feeling, what I was thinking. Days that might have just been another day at the office become recognizable, and special days become even more significant.

I started this project just because I enjoy finding beauty in the world around me, and sharing it with others. I hope that what everyone who followed or stumbled across this took away from it is that there is beauty around us everywhere we look, if we just take a moment to find it. Take a moment to notice that, and realize how much you can find to be joyful about in 365 days.

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