I’m taking this as a literal statement, but it doesn’t have to be. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that there’s a movement to take photos near your home, where you live. While I stand by my statement that it’s better than nothing, I gotta say – it’s hard to be motivated.
And yet, a thought comes to me: while I’m not big on “projects” (as we see in photographer portfolios), I do like the concept of documenting what it’s like to live in my home. Ignore the artistic side of the excercise, think more from a homeowner’s standpoint: if you’re going to sell a house, what if you had a photo book sitting on the counter, with a note inviting them to look through it? It’s an opportunity to show them what it’s like to live in the house, as opposed to just the visual impact of looking at your staging.
There’s a dim chance that we may want to sell in a year, so as a project it’s a natural melding of interests and effort. The photo above? That’s one in the project, from Friday after the rains. Black & White isn’t necessarily ideal for this, but I like the effect.
Hopefully by next January, I’ll have enough built up to get something published. Who knows where – guess that’ll be a post for another time.