A new decade, a new year, a new beginning, a new project
January 7, 2010 by admin
By Jason Yeh
My attempt at having a Zen-like work space
Did you look back at 2009, and wonder where it all went or how fast it had flown by? Do you remember the key events in 2009 that made that year spectacular? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just flip through a photo-album of 365 pictures, which encapsulates your 2009 via visual imagery?
It’s been a long while since my last post, and I thought I’d stir things up a little bit by introducing a new project that I’ve been having a lot of fun with - “Project 365″. Essentially, I take one picture a day, of whatever happens to inspire, bewilder, or interest me. The goal is to chronicle an entire year through pictures and take 365 consecutive photos. To keep me motivated, I’m going to develop a photo album for each completed month, which will serve as monthly milestones. Hopefully through this process, I’ll learn to look at the world through a different lens, and notice things that I’ve failed to appreciate, as well as vastly improve my photography skills.
We live in such a fast-paced world, that we often forget what is truly beautiful or important, even if it’s right in front of us. Whether it’s a plant on your workspace, your cat or dog, the drive down to work, the walk around your school or neighborhood, your family, or significant other, do we take the time to really stop and appreciate all that is good around us? Even though it is cliche, how often do we really ask ourselves, “what am I grateful for?” Who are the people in my life that I love and love me? Is it really possible to see the beauty of people and things around us without a pause button in life? Whether or not it is possible, I hope that with “Project 365″, that my camera can help me wield this godly power to pause the events in my life, so that I can truly see and appreciate people and things for who and what they are. Just food for thought, but maybe we would all be happier if we took a minute each day, to pause our own world.
Thank you to my friends, shout-outs to Sharon Zhen, who inspired me to take on this project, and Ginger Lau for encouraging me and giving me the idea to start blogging again.
Follow along on my daily pictorial journey by visiting my Project 365 page.