Saturday, October 31, 2009

31/10/09 - Day 20

Fly, Little Red. Fly.

Friday, October 30, 2009

30/10/09 - Day 19

English Extension Won.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

29/10/09 - Day 18

Smells Like Orange.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

28/10/09 - Day 17

Powerhouse Shopper.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

27/10/09 - Day 16

Release The Hounds.

Monday, October 26, 2009

26/10/09 - Day 15

Things Aren't As Slow As They Used To Be.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

25/10/09 - Day 14

Upstanding Citizen [Until The Next Morning].

Saturday, October 24, 2009

24/10/09 - Day 13

My Biggest Fan.

Friday, October 23, 2009

23/10/09 - Day 12

Never Too Old.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

22/10/09 - Day 11

Slinking Away.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

21/10/09 - Day 10

Not In The Zone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

20/10/09 - Day 9

Beginning of the End.

Monday, October 19, 2009

19/10/09 - Day 8

Overwhelming Culinary Expertise.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

18/10/09 - Day 7

Cloud-like Inhalation.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

17/10/09 - Day 6

Details Slipping Through The Cracks.

Friday, October 16, 2009

16/10/09 - Day 5

Time Is Of The Essence.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

15/10/09 - Day 4

Learning To Be Human.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

14/10/09 - Day 3

...And All That Jazz.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

13/10/09 - Day 2

The Road More Travelled.

Monday, October 12, 2009

12/10/09 - Day 1

It's Fun To Lose Focus.

The Concept

I was avoiding study one night when I came across this article via the magic of StumbleUpon. I'll provide a link before I continue for anyone interested - the basic gist of it is that this man took one Polaroid photo a day for 18 years until his death, racking up over 6,000 photos.

See here: "He Took A Polaroid Every Day, Until The Day He Died."

The thought that so much can be learnt about one's life, not only for an audience but for the photographers themselves, through the simple act of just capturing every day in an image astounded me. The highs, and the lows. As some of you may know, I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and this just seemed like an activity I'd be interested to see the results of personally, though anyone else is welcome to read along for the ride as I go.

However, one photo a day for the rest of my life seemed incredibly daunting, but I was then reminded of an exhibition I saw a year or two ago with my sister. There was a girl who took one Polaroid photo a day, no more than that regardless of if she found a better shot after taking that day's already, and continued this process for exactly one full year. The idea was that each day she would take a picture of something that inspired her, or captured the moment. After the 365 days she collected all the Polaroids, gave each a title, and displayed them in a gallery space in chronological order, essentially chronicling a year of her existence.

Though still daunting, one photo a day for a year seemed far less intimidating than the rest of my life, so I thought I'd give it a go and see how far I make it even if I don't ever reach the full year. I just want to be able to look back one day and see all the stuff I've done, all the places I've been and all the things I've seen. I just wanted to record my life for a year - not necessarily shots that are 'inspirational' or anything like that, but merely chronicling my own existence for a period of time and what has intrigued me or personally applied to that day, even if not all viewers may necessarily understand the message of each Polaroid themselves.

I must make one quick disclaimer, however; I realise these photos are all taken with a digital camera, but I've chosen to apply a photoshop action to each to create the illusion of each being taken on a Polaroid. Considering how expensive Polaroid film is nowadays I just didn't think it'd exactly be viable, but I loved the nostalgic feel Polaroids give, so I figured I'd do the next best thing and generate them on the computer.

Well, now that everything has been explained, let the stream of Polaroid memories begin...