personal project updates | long island family photos
june 1st huh? month 6? wasn’t it just yesterday that i started these personal projects for 2016? it sure feels like yesterday! so here’s a little check-in chat about how it’s going so far with the personal long island family photos projects i’ve started!
my p366: i have made a photograph every single day since january 1st. i have only had to fall back on my iphone once, and that was because i left the house for the whole day without a camera. (mommy brain in full effect) last year i “phoned it in” a few times, but this year, i have been working on making more intentional images with my phone, so i’m feeling pretty good about having it with me in cases where i just can’t carry (don’t remember) the other cameras around! it was a goal of mine to complete the year making images for this project with my nikon and my ricoh, and i’ve pretty much stuck to that.
my kids united: this week i noticed that my kids were barely together last week! that is the exact reason i’m committed to completing this personal project. they are always together, but always separate. it’s a little nuts.
i started these projects to focus on documenting your life this year with intention and creativity. i think you know how much i love you, since i tell you about seven hundred times a day, but when you’ve got kids of your own, i hope they can see how much i loved you in this work. i realize that lots of times i’m looking at you through a lens, but always remember that mommy has eyes everywhere. through her lens and in the back of her head… so no… you can’t get away with everything, sometimes i just let you! you’re welcome.
summer has begun, and this year, i have gone slightly off the deep end and decided to add another project to my list. this one will be a video project, documenting your summer. since you’ll both be in camp all day, it’ll be a fantastic compilation of post camp sprinklers, eating dinner and going to bed but i’m gonna try damn hard to find the beautiful parts of our monotony!
i can’t wait for you to see your finished long island family photos projects! ok, yes i can wait. time… slow the F down.