Sunday, January 01, 2012


In December, I participated in the December Photo Project where we were challenged to post a daily photo from December 1st to 24th. As a new year begins, many people are participating in another year of Project 365, where a photo is posted daily for the entire year.

I like the challenge of these projects but I also know from my experience with the DPP that getting a good shot, downloading it, editing it, uploading and posting it is simply not going to happen every day. Once a week, though: that I can do. 

As I undergo a year of existential change and growth, reflecting on identity and the notion of self will be an ongoing practice. With that in mind, I'm embarking on my own photo project: self|52. Every week during 2012 I will post a self-portrait I've taken. My aim is to challenge myself both as a burgeoning photographer and philosopher. How will I use this medium to reflect my identity? What is the state of my concept of self and how can I depict that?

Want to join? I've created a Flickr group here and I also encourage you to comment and link to your self-portraits, wherever you may be posting them. I'd love to see your reflections on yourself.

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  1. I did project 365 last year and in order for me to make sure I actually did it, I made it easy for myself. I used my phone to take the pictures and found an app where I could upload the pictures (ShutterCal). I figured I always have my phone on me and if I have an in phone app it would make sure I could upload the photo straight away. A LOT of the photos from last year are randoms from inside the house so they aren't arty or anything like that but it's a snapshot of our year.
    This year I'm doing a photo a day of Aurora.


  2. OK, I'm in! I've started mine:



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