I've varied up a lot of my work recently - with photographing at my mom's town and doing more black and white. However, I really wanted to do something out of my comfort zone so the perfect idea is to take a self portrait once a day (albeit a day late for 2012). (It's not my original idea - it's from Flickr's Project 365s that were super popular a few years ago. I've been looking at all of Lauren Lemon's photos from her project in 2009 as well as other photographers she mentions as inspiration. I want to learn what I'm doing instead of hoping that the good luck I've had with my camera just continues by some miracle.)
I hate taking pictures of myself or even have other people take pictures of me. I've been trying to be better about it (with Graham's help) but I just feel awkward. I feel awkward when I take pictures of other people - like I don't know what I'm doing. This should help me take better pictures of other people since I'm practicing on myself.
I already had the idea of taking a self-portrait (with Graham) every day we were on the Appalachian Trail just for shits and giggles. I won't be able to upload them daily (or probably even until the end of the trail am I going to get around to doing anything with them) but I will save them all during my 6 month hiatus and overload everyone when it's done.
Of course, I came up with the idea while lounging in bed already ready to close my eyes for the night. So that's what I photographed: