So, a couple things before the pictures.
This year I’m trying out a weekly dispatch format on the blog instead of the daily post. When I made that decision, it mostly had to do with respecting the inbox load of the many people who get an email EVERY TIME I post.
Interestingly, though, the weekly dispatch has shaped the blog differently.
I still go out and shoot pretty randomly every day (as I always have). But, when it comes time to select images and put the post together, I find myself looking for a theme or common thread. Sometimes it’s more abstract than others. Other times it just isn’t there.
At first, I resisted this curatorial urge. I wanted to choose the best photo for that day without considering the relationships between images.
Now, though, I’m enjoying what the process reveals. From visual themes to sub-conscious thought streams, I never know whether or how the images might make sense together.
78/365: road trip
The quintessential vision of freedom and the good life. A big old car and the open road.
79/365: in living color
We always have the power to speak, to create, and to reinvent ourselves (individually and collectively).
It’s a rocky ride sometimes. Hang on. Don’t quit. Change the message when necessary.
81/365: broad stripes & bright stars
We are a young country. Growth spurts can be ugly. Awkward. Evan painful. Everything is temporary. I have to believe that our true spirit will eventually shine through.
82/365: self portrait (sunshine & rain)
I stepped outside just as the raindrops started falling, only to discover Zola’s big, cheerful chalk drawings on the sidewalk. I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day, for sure.
83/365: white picket fence
Battered, not broken.
84/365: seeds of tomorrow
From Thoreau: I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.