365 days in a year
June 26, 2008
I recently started participating in the ‘365 Days‘ photo project on Flickr and am enjoying it (I also post in the group on flickr of 365 days, the knitterly and crafty types which I am thoroughly enjoying). It’s an interesting exercise in viewing myself in my environment. For someone with body image issues and problematic self-esteem levels, one would think this would be a painful undertaking. No?
No way! I think it’s actually working out the opposite. I’m focusing on parts of me that I like and through self posing and setting up self-portrait shots, I can take the harsh critic out of the equation and view myself in photos as I would any other person…all without focusing too strongly on trying to look “right” or “good” because that’s not what the exercise is about. It’s about merely capturing the year for myself and of myself. And it should be as close to real as I can get it.
Here’s my Flickr set if you’re interested in following along. Friend me on Flickr, especially if you are in the 365days too. I’d love to follow you along as well!