As one of my challenges to myself as part of my 101 things to do in 1001 days I decided to do a 52 week photography challenge where I have to take a photo a week. I’m a bit slow to get them loaded into my Flickr account, but so far I’ve been keeping up with it. It occurred to me that I should be posting about them partly to share them with you (in case you don’t visit my Flickr account) and as a means of documenting them for myself.
When I first considered the 52 week project I had some crazy idea that maybe I should only use photos that were really great, special, or “said something about me”. But, this would involve more time, effort, and consideration than I want to dedicate to this project. Besides, all the photos I take say something about me. It may not be profound and you may not be able to pick up on it, but they say something about me, what I like, the mood I was in at the time, etc.
In the end, I decided that I was just going to use one of my personal favourites from that week. I pick ones that I really like because they look good, remind me of something fun I did, or are simply good depictions of me and my life.
The first one is an excellent example of photos that say something about my life. Library Books is just a random snap shot of piles of books at home. I typically have 2-3 piles of library books laying around in random places, mostly sorted by which ones can be returned to the library and which ones I still need to read. Sometimes I also make separate piles for the CDs or DVDs. Right now I have 5 piles: CDs to listen to, CDs I’m done with, the graphic novels I read last night (left in a pile beside my bed), the books that can be returned, and the books I need to read. Then I have the piles of books that aren’t from the library: the ones I borrowed from my Calgary peeps (which I haven’t had a chance to finish because of all the damned library books I’ve been getting), the ones that are too big to fit on my shelf, and the one I leave in the bathroom for when I soak in the tub. I could dedicate a whole bookcase just to piles of books. In fact, I would happily do this if I had the space. But, alas, I have naught but a wee poorly designed bachelor apartment.
That’s the story behind the photo that I picked for week 1 of my 52 week challenge.