Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

May 22, 2009

May 22 2009 Me and My Creativity

Since no one reads this blog, as is evident by the notable lack of comments over the past 141 days*, I almost stuck the one poor sap who happened to stumble across today's Self-Portrait post with a photo of an elephant from the circus and a self-deprecating fat joke. Instead, I compiled this thing. I needed my onomatopoeia lesson for my student today and heck if I couldn't find one of the posters I had built. So I built a new one. Three Sunday Comics, glue, scissors, and velcro, on my front sidewalk in the rain and wind. I had to recruit help towards the end because I was going to be late to my meeting otherwise.

Portrait setting as I lay on my back and I insufficiently covered the flash so the only flash that reached me was the red one. Pretty cool, for a dork.


*Any commenter to this post will get their choice of the elephant photo I had chosen or a free copy of the onomatopoeia lesson. If you send me fifteen bucks I'll send you a complete kit for the lesson. Hm. I may be selling out...


Heather In Progress said...

I'll pass on the kit, but might be interested in the lesson. Do you have my email?

I don't comment because I don't know what to say! Your posts are, literally, snapshots, and I don't know what to add to them.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's the worth of a blank page...?

alw_ays said...

What?! You don't want the elephant photo?

Eh, they are snapshots, because I'm a writer with no aim, no purpose, and I'm trying to find what works. If I never get feedback, I have a hard time finding that which works.

The value of a blank page is that it represents pure potential. The quandry of the writer, will actuation reach potential?