Welcome to my new personal photo blog!
Thanks for bookmarking the site and I do appreciate any comments you might have. This blog is my commitment to looking for, creating, and editing one photo every day of the year.
The reason: To get back to what I love most in photography — Making Photographs!
The tools are very simple: Truly one camera (a full size 35mm digital or film camera–but mostly a Canon 5d m2 camera for the speed of turnaround. It’s nice to be able to make a photograph at 8 pm and then be able to post it right on the blog, if I need to) and one lens (a normal, or 50mm lens).
The inspiration for using this came from many sources. One of my favorite photographers ever is Henri Cartier-Bresson, who used the 50mm or normal lens for most of his work — my love of his images prompted me to use a modern equivalent of his tools. The movie Julie & Julia was about a writer who created a daily blog and how doing that altered her life (for mostly good) which led to the book on the link, and finally I read in a book about a photographer who created 52 books over the course of a year — one per week (using Blurb.com to print them)!
So just before the start of the new year , I shared this idea with Nicki and it received her blessing, so I said: Let’s Do It!
I am so grateful that all three of the sources came together and helped spur me on to this project. I’m not quite sure exactly where it will take me, all I know is that in the time that I have already done it, it has changed my life and made me a more thoughtful and better photographer. That alone makes it worthwhile.
Thanks again for being here and be sure and leave a comment on a blog post, or here or send it to me at: paul at paul f gero dot com.