I’ve had years of trying 365 day projects but without any direction I usually fizzle out. I also seem to always get busy and forget. So I’ve decided to go in another direction. The goal of this project is to photography 100 people in 100 days. With any luck, 100 different people. Initially I was going to only choose one photo per day, but this has proved difficult. So, some days may have a couple photos (or people).
I’ve always enjoyed portrait photography. It is is probably my favorite type of photography. Growing up, to say that I had issues with my self esteem is an understatement. I definitely don’t fit into the conventional ideals of beauty and I was aware of it. The older I became (and the more people I began to photograph) I began to love my flaws. Big nose, kinky hair, deep brown eyes.
I love capturing something in people that they can’t necessarily see themselves. I live to capture people as they are and allow them to see they are beautiful as is. Not only do I hope I can allow my clients to see a different side of themselves but I also hope other people can see my clients in a different light. Right now, it seems like you cannot go a day without something awful popping up on the news. Assumptions and blind opinions are the norm, we’ve stopped wanting to look deeper. I think this is because looking deeper can reveal a lot of negative about our world BUT there is so much good too. The good is rarely highlighted. It is so much harder to find the good, the beautiful, the amazing which lives in the world. I aim to highlight that. I’ve seen a great amount of growth in myself in just the first few days of this project. I hope it continues.