The moleskine project
I am incredibly busy at work right now. When I am traveling I have little, to no, time to get out and do any iPhoneography or photography. Clearly this blog demonstrates my love for photography and I thoroughly enjoy writing and posting here. Most of what I enjoy capturing is in large cities and requires some walking around to find it but my time for that is limited for the next several months.
I began to ponder how I could still pursue iPhoneography in the limited time I have and produce content that is valuable to you. So I thought through the following:
What type of photography inspires me?
It has a flare for history. The subject is something that you can, but often do not, see every day (i.e. perspective). The image tells a story. For example, the book “Many are called” fascinates me. The book contains a project performed by Walker Evans and James Agee where they surreptitiously (I know, a bit creepy) folks on the subway between 1938-1941. The photos are fascinating because they capture people with no pretense, going through their daily lives, and you can imagine their stories. I am also fascinated by war photography (think Time magazine images during WWII and Korea).
What can I do to improve my photography?
I have never done a photography project other than testing out a new iPhoneography app for this blog. I wanted to do something would challenge me and force me to continue to develop a good eye. I decided the project had to have a consistent element in each photography that was consistent.
Here is what I came up. I am going to do a series of photos on “ordinary” objects that tell a story. The consistent visual theme will be a Moleskine notebook as the backdrop. The object must fit on Moleskine notebook. This will force me to focus on details and composition. I look forward to sharing the results of the project with you over the next couple of weeks.