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January 24, 2013

Glimpses of Me: My 365 Picture-A-Day Project.

Photo: Jenn Lui, Day 3

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ~Marc Riboud

I’m no photographer, but I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures. For me, each photo holds the sacredness of the moment it captures, no matter how small or simple, allowing us to hold onto it for perhaps a little bit longer.

Taking pictures has taught me so much about seeing things on a deeper level and to really look at someone, or something, while taking an extra moment to enjoy whatever it may be that has caught my attention.

Photo: Jenn Lui, Day 20

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”  ~Dorothea Lange

In an attempt to challenge myself while becoming more vulnerable and further exploring my love of taking pictures in a deeper way, I decide to take part in the 365 Picture-A-Day Project. I’ll be doing this mainly with the camera on my phone because it’s convenient and easy, and well, I have my phone with me all the time anyway.

Sure I’ve dabbled in photography with a good camera; however most of my favorite photographs are the ones I take on my phone—quickly without thinking about lighting, shutter speed or aperture adjustments. But that’s just me, and I should note that I’m approaching this project as a means of pushing myself creatively rather than honing specific photography skills.

I’ll try to avoid picture of say socks or a toothbrush, although plain mundane things often carry the rhythm of everyday life. I’m hoping to convey on a daily basis, a snapshot of what makes me tick, of what brings me joy, and ultimately, what inspires me on the creative path.

Photo: Jenn Lui, Day 8

 

Would you like to follow along as I share this year-long journey?

You can catch my picture-a-day project on the official 365 Project website, Instagram and on Twitter.

And connect with me and my inspirations on my Facebook page.

Has anyone else embarked on a similar project or done the 365 Project in the past? I would love to hear about your experience. I’ll be updating you here throughout the year on my progress, discoveries and challenges.

I’m looking forward to what a picture-a-day will unveil and how it will teach me more about myself… and who knows, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about yourself along the way.

Photo: Jenn Lui, Day 16

 

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”  ~Ansel Adams

Photo: Jenn Lui, Day 22

 

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta

 

 

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Liz Oct 23, 2013 7:11pm

This is so cool. Very creative and inspirational! Bookmarked 🙂

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Jenn Grosso

Jenn Grosso hails from a far and distant land impervious to the mundane and the conventional. Her eclectic interests always begin with an overwhelming curiosity, which catapults her into fanatical investigations and explorations. A lover of all creative mediums, she focuses most of her time on writing, painting/mixed media, yoga, meditation and picture taking. Jenn holds BAs in Psychology and Comparative Religion. She continuously thrives on furthering her understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection. With a penchant for all things beautifully extraordinary, Jenn recognizes the importance of honoring her shadow self, which in turn, creates a healthy respect for what lingers in its dark corners. Shamelessly wearing her heart on her sleeve, Jenn can typically be found with a book in hand, mala around her neck, and skipping to the beat of her own drum. Connect with Jenn on Facebook and Twitter