I am taking the History of Jazz right now, and we had to choose something related to jazz to research, do a presentation, and write a paper on. I chose to research Nina Simone and have been reading a 400 page book about her life for the past few days (I started reading it Monday I believe, and was skimming like crazy to finish it). Wednesday night I was up super later reading, trying to finish so I could put together my Powerpoint, and I realized I hadn’t taken a picture yet. So I dropped my book on the floor of Elliot’s apartment (where I was reading) and took a few pictures.
I am so behind on everything right now. This next week or so is just jam packed with things that I need to get done, it is crazy. And because of that I haven’t been able to upload my 365’s for the past few days.
So, this is from 2 days ago (7-27). Elliot hadn’t shaved for a while, and in honor of the Flight of the Conchords song “Bret, You’ve Got It Going On” (which I just showed Elliot on this day) I thought I would take a picture of his lovely stubble.
It was so hot tonight, at least it felt like it as I took self-portraits, which involved 3 outfit changes. I got home and realized I didn’t take any 365 pictures while out, and since it was so hot some melting ice would be appropriate.
Tonight my church (Southland Christian Church) had an incredibly great service. I am so excited about what this church is doing and where we are headed. It is so evident that my church, and more importantly the people of the church, are absolutely passionate about Christ, and doing what He has called us to do. The leaders of the church are absolutely dedicated to doing one of the most important things Christ asks of us, to love. It is so exciting, and so refreshing to see people once again focused on the most important part of Christianity.
After the service I drove to my new favorite spot in Lexington. I think this place is going to be a regular place for me to visit and reflect. I need to start bringing a notebook and sketchbook for some quiet time with God, I am so excited about what he is doing in my life right now.
Anyways, this was a sign near where I ended up sitting for a while, and I just thought it was mildly ironic that it said quality.
(If interested in checking out Southland and the message from tonight, head to their website where you will soon be able to listen to the message, titled 5)
I didn’t get a chance to upload yesterday, so here is my 365 from last night. I went to Keenland (the racetrack here in Lexington) to try for some self portraits, and was able to get some lovely lens flare and golden hour pictures. Not all that exciting, but I enjoy looking at it so that says something right?
I was at the arboretum tonight, taking pictures for my studio project. This plant was growing next to the path I was taking pictures on, and it was so strange to me. I had never really seen anything like it, but maybe that is because I am from “the frozen tundra” of Minnesota, where according to many nothing grows.
This picture was taken on a shoot for my studio project, but it doesn’t really fit with it (at least any more). However, I love it for some reason, and so I am making it week 26.
I met with my professor the other day to talk one last time about my project before a final critique. I won’t reveal much, but goodness I am excited about where this project is going. It has really turned in to something great I think. I am so excited to compile all the images into the correct order and see them coming together into a project that makes sense and has so much meaning.
Also, this is potentially some big news, I will be making a book of the final images as suggested (and unofficially required) by my professor. The images that I have posted as my 52 week project are not necessarily the final images that will make it in the book, so there will be lots of surprises in there. As of right now I plan on trying to sell it as a limited edition, so if you think you will want one you should let me know! Thanks for sticking with me through all the changes in this project!
I don’t know where this idea came from. Elliot left his BB gun and BBs at my house, and they were sitting on my kitchen table, so I thought the BBs could look cool in a picture. While I was in the shower before taking this I thought of the title.
I got completely eaten alive while taking this shot. The mosquitos in my yard are insane. At one point I reached down to slap my calf, and killed 5 in that one slap, along with scaring another 3 away. It was gross, and needless to say I hurried as fast as I could to finish up.