366 Things I Love

366 Things I Love was a year-long photography project, which I started on January 1, 2016 and ended on December 31st.

Every day I would shoot and publish a photo of something I loved. I didn’t limit myself to actual things, but allowed myself to photograph moments I’d witnessed, people I’d met, or experiences I’d been a part of. The only rules I had were that I had to post a photo every day, and that I couldn’t work ahead; each photo had to be published on the day it was shot.

The goal of the project was to focus on the joy in daily life, while being disciplined about photographing that joy on a regular basis. Needing to be creative and productive every single day can be a challenge; occasionally I would have plenty of time to think of a photo I wanted to create, but usually I had to work it in around everything else I was doing that day. Sometimes I would get discouraged, and feel I was going to come up short that day, but then something would catch my eye, and I would suddenly see what the image needed to be. My whole mood would change once I’d found my photo for that day.

I’m a firm believer that when we’re required to work within specific rules, our creativity flourishes, and in fact, being forced to develop a daily artistic practice turned out to be incredibly rewarding for me. I was always on the lookout for moments I could capture, and photographing the world around me became a part of my daily rhythm. And because the subject matter was “Things I Love,” I was always happy to share it with the world at the end of each day.

I’ve pulled a few of the 366 photos created for this project to share here, and you can see the entire project at the link below.

Project366 Things I LoveDateJan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016Link366 Things I Love