51/365 – Earrings

Today was the first day of the project that I had absolutely no idea what to do for a picture. For the other 50 days I at least I had some vague idea of what I wanted to shoot, but not today. Then I got a call from a good friend that is moving away for a job in the morning, saying that he was in Lexington for just the night, and the group was hanging out. So of course when I heard that my motivation for a picture went down even more. But, I grabbed my earrings, took a few pictures and went to see friends and then came home to edit. I’m not the happiest with it, but I still have not missed a day yet, which I am pretty happy about. And before getting the call I got an idea for an image that I may try out tomorrow, which is exciting.

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45/365 – Wasting My Time

I thought of this one sleepless night a while back, title and all. I had been trying to get together with my friend Susannah for ages so that she could do hair and makeup for me, but we both have been extremely busy. Our schedules finally worked tonight, and so I went over to her house, and she went to town on my hair and then snapped the shutter for me. My hair was (well, is) so big that it got squished while getting into my car. The editing process for this image was almost absurd. It took close to three hours, and went through maybe six different versions before settling on this one.

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49/52 – Untitled

I had plans for an elaborate, complicated self-portrait shoot this week, but things happened, plans changed, and I didn’t get to do it. I was going to try again tonight or tomorrow night, but my hair was looking wonderfully curly yesterday afternoon after letting it air dry and so I spontaneously took some simple shots just in case. It was an extremely rushed shot, and because of this is it very similar to a couple of other recent (or somewhat recent) self-portraits. Since it was so similar to other self-portraits I decided to play with editing more than I usually do. Needless to say it is not my typical style, but I love how it turned out.

Only three more weeks of this project, and I am already getting sad that it is coming to an end. I have three BIG ideas for my last three shots though, so I only hope they work out so I can add something a little different to the project still.

39/52 – Caught

Not the image that I wanted for this week, but plan after plan fell through and I thought of this very last-minute (clearly). However, this one is fairly fitting with my life at the moment. My shots have been getting a lot more personal and meaningful as of late.

I sat and edited this shot in countless ways for hour and hours today. I am still not completely happy with it, but I decided I just needed to let it be.

Hopefully next week I will be able to do the image that I have had in my head for a bit.

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317/365 – Mechanical

This is one of the printing presses (I assume, since we don’t actually use it in screen printing) in the print making studio, with some heavy editing.

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310/365 – Holding On

**Wednesday, November 15

I couldn’t think of anything to take a picture of, so I said to Whitney, “can I take a picture of your hands?” She said sure, and suggested she hold her new candle, which I then suggested we put her candle in my bird-cage; such a group effort! It took forever to edit this picture, which is why it isn’t getting up until today. I worked on it for close to two hours last night, and still wasn’t happy with it, so I decided to leave it until today.

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178/365 – The Path to Nowhere…

On Tuesday I went to the UK Arboretum for a quick self-portrait shoot. I am trying to nail down the concept and such for my studio project, so my professor told me to just shoot a ton without lights, and just to keep moving and be natural. So we will see what comes of these. This was the location I shot at, I will upload some self-portraits eventually.