ASSIGNMENT: TAKE A PHOTO A DAY FOR A YEAR
Cartier Bresson became known for the phrase 'decisive moment' - and said, "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative,".
During this project (as I towed my camera everywhere) the 'decisive moment' became more and more evident to me in practice. I would see an object or pattern and 'click' - that would be my photo of the day. Every few days I would organize the images by date and upload them to this web site, keeping a high and low resolution version only. When I looked at them by month, the 'decisive moment' became my 'decisive memory'. I could remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day. The assignment serves as a visual diary, which I continue to make.
None of the images were cropped or digitally enhanced - I cleaned the lens on rare occasion. All 365 images are compiled in the order they were shot into this 1 minute 15 second movie.
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