The year is ending and so is the photo blog “Table by a Window” I am in awe of photographers that have the discipline to undertake a 365 day project and feel inspired by the recording of life over that time with changes of the seasons, the ebb and flow of it all. Being realistic though, a project that encompassed a year would, for me, be more successful on a smaller scale, something that could that fit a loose schedule while still being maintained throughout a year.
The Table project was originally created with a goal of 100 photos throughout the year (I have gone over that by a bit) featuring a particular place in our home with photos stored in a set on my Flickr page. As an active blogger though, it was no surprise that the original idea evolved rather quickly to a simple photo blog as well. It remained easy to maintain, there was very little pressure and as photography so often does the process created a fun way of seeing life from this everyday vantage point.
Our kitchen table by a large picture window is a spot where meals are shared, “stuff” often lands, smiles (and a few tears) exchanged, decisions made and daily life unfolds. I am not a professional photographer, no fancy shots or props, just a table similar to the one most everyone has. Following the style of my other blog spaces and to maintain the ease for me, photos were most often posted with little or no text or editing letting the image tell a story, many times sharing the table “as is” and other images as I created. Feeling free from daily deadlines it became simple to snap a couple of images a week while attempting to take advantage of the natural light.
As the blog comes to a close I encourage you to consider a project like this as a simple, yet artistic way to record the year. Will you be starting a photo project or challenge in 2010? If you began today what would your “Table by a Window” photo be?
We hope that you are inspired to begin your own photo project for 2010. Whatever it is, let it be fun and challenging…but mostly fun!
If you plan on embarking on the daily 365 project, please join the Shutter Sisters 365 Flickr group for support and encouragement. Leave your notes here or there and let us know what you plan to do for the New Year. And as always, we will host our monthly One Word Projects too so be sure to join us for those as well! We may have a few more things up our sleeves for 2010. Who knows?