365 Project on Tumblr

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Honestly, I am hesitant to call it a project, as I don’t feel it is focused enough, but I cannot think of a better word.  I have made a commitment to myself to take at least one photo a day and post it to my Tumblr (jj365.tumblr.com).

Now concerning Tumblr, the only reason I got on there was to follow various photographers who are making work that I enjoy looking at.  Personally, I find flickr and 500px irritating.  It all seems to be one big stroke job, with everyone stroking each other off – to use a George Carlin phrase.  Tumblr, I find, is more like a news feed of stuff that you get to curate yourself.  It’s a simple place to go to see cool shit, without having to sort through all the touchy-feely personal stuff and tired recycled memes on Facebook.  And posting  a photo a day here would just generate a lot of mediocre content.  This 365 experiment is not about making cool photos, but about just taking photos for myself everyday, sharing them, and not having to give a crap about only showing the best of the best, or trying to figure what you want to say, or pitching yourself to a group of people.  It just is what it is, and I am hoping for it to be an organic and stress free project.

2016-5

Also taken yesterday.  Prince Edward County.

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I am a film photographer based in Prince Edward County. I make images of people, places, and things - you know, nouns.

3 thoughts on “365 Project on Tumblr”

  1. Good luck with the project Jason , I tried a 365 photo a day challenge a couple of years ago but hated the pressure I put myself under. You hit the nail on the head though … Dont try to take photos to try to please others or worry if they are any good , some days it just wont happen . That was my mistake :) I got so fed up I stopped mine 11 days from the end … This pissed off a few people who had followed me all the way but I thought it was kind of funny and it felt right at the time ….. If I had finished I think I would have been unhappy with the results because of the pressure I put myself under … So enjoy it and dont give a damn what you post as long as you post something . As we know , real life doesnt give us amazing shots everyday :)

    • The pressure is absurd. I fell like I left the oven on some days. I kind of want to quit, but I would some how feel ashamed after I said I would do it. Meh… if anything, maybe it will challenge me.

      • The worst for me was when the weather was bad in the winter , forces you to be creative indoors :) or get wet !!

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