When I Travel,
my camera is never far away. I'll take thousands of photos a day, letting my lens lead me. I have to test every exposure, every angle, and consequently, I sometimes hold up the group.
Inspiration was always easy when I went somewhere new and exciting, but after one year of living in New York City, I realized I had hardly taken any pictures at all. Every morning, I'd venture out into the bustle, leaving my camera behind, and missing out on capturing the moments of my home city
In 2018, I made a resolution to change this habit by giving myself the arduous task of shooting, editing, and posting a new photograph for every day of the year. It's not always easy. There have been many times my day has gotten the better of me and I rushed to find something interesting to photograph before midnight. I've edited my photos in cafes, airports, and even in the back of a Lyft.
I'm more than halfway through, but what I've got from this project so far is so worth much more than a photo to represent every day of my year. It has given me the gift of apathy.
I chose to post my photographs on Instagram, because I needed a public accountability. But with Instagram comes the obsession to public approval measured by likes. For so long, I'd measure the success of a photograph by how many likes it scored. After 244 days of posting, I realized that any photo I post really only needs one like. Mine.