I have recently decided to take on a creative Photo A Day journey, or some call it Project 365. The purpose is to encourage us to take a second look at the everyday items around us. Each picture is a small attempt to find creativity in the ordinary and the mundane scenery.
To keep this journey interesting and challenging for future self, I set the follow 3 rules:
1. THE PHOTO MUST BE TAKEN ON THE SAME DAY (DUH)
2. THE PHOTO SHOULD REFLECT MY ATHENTIC THOUGHTS OR EMOTION AT THE MOMENT
3. I SHOULD ALWAYS STRIVE FOR COMMON SCENERIES WITH AN UNEXPECTED PERSPECTIVE
I think should mention where I got this idea from to give the story a bit more flavor.
I have been listening to Question of the Day Podcast for about 4 to 5 months now. I am somewhat familiar with the work by Stephen Dubner, a co-host of the show, since I have been a fan of Freakonomics (books and podcasts). However, James Altucher, the other co-host of the podcast, was new to me.
At first, I really thought James was this outlier that really sees the world a little differently. He frequently talked about how he dislike owning anything material, and he takes on this random creative projects. One of these projects was Photo a day with a short writing. Not sure why, but this idea really stuck with me.
So with the help of Instagram, I embarked on my own version of the photo a day creative journey as of August 4th, 2016.