Over the past year, the one piece of photography advice I heard more than anything else was: Always have a camera in your hand. Shoot. Every. Day. In an honest effort to follow as well as to improve as a photographer, I am committing to taking at least one photo per day for all of 2017. To make the project sustainable, I will post the photos at the end of each week, aiming for no more than 3 per day.
BROOKLYN – January 2, 2017: Leaves collect along the gate around Holy Cross Cemetery at the beginning of the week.
BROOKLYN – January 8, 2017: By the end of week, my usual walking route was covered in snow and a kind soul had already shoveled a path.
Already in one week, I have noticed how much this simple project (and the act of having a camera other than an iPhone in my hand at all times) has forced me to look at the world more closely: To stop and take notice of symmetry in my usual walk to work or the light in a bite of grapefruit. Looking forward to the year ahead…
BROOKLYN – January 1, 2017: Lingering holiday decorations at South Pub on New Year’s Day.
BROOKLYN – January 2, 2017: A discarded silk poinsettia blossom in the leaves on a walk around Holy Cross Cemetery in Flatbush.
BROOKLYN – January 3, 2017: Working late in our new office at WeWork DUMBO Heights.
BROOKLYN – January 4, 2017: Twisting and stark winter trees line my walk to work along Pineapple Walk.
BROOKLYN – January 4, 2017: Some welcome sunshine after a day of rain. Happy to see the office plants survived the winter break!
FLATBUSH BROOKLYN – January 4, 2017: Attempting to eat healthier meals in the new year. Vegan butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds, roasted cherry tomatoes, and sauteed beet greens.
BROOKLYN – January 5, 2017: First week back from the holidays set-up: lots of coffee and a long To-Do list.
BROOKLYN – January 6, 2017: Continued the healthy eating with some grapefruit for breakfast.
BROOKLYN – January 6, 2017: The transluscent grapefruit looked so lovely in the sunshine.
BROOKLYN – January 7, 2017: The first big snowstorm of the season blankets the intersection of 28th Street and Avenue D in Flatbush.
BROOKLYN – January 8, 2017: Mourning doves scavenge for food in the new snow along Holy Cross Cemetery in Flatbush.
BROOKLYN – January 8, 2017: I walk around Holy Cross cemetery several times a week and tmy Photo of the Day project already has me spotting new things, such as the dream catcher someone hung from a tree branch. Beautiful.