Many years ago I read an article about Carly Simon that I have thought about over the years but have never been able to see it through. In it she shared an activity that she incorporated into her daily routine. Every day she was sure to snap a picture using her polaroid camera. The pictures she took that were chosen for the article were candid family photos. I haven’t been able to recover my original article, but I remember her describing the daily picture taken over time became a photo essay of her life and the people in her life. What a lovely idea.
I just haven’t been able to make it a daily habit until now. So far this year… all 12 days of it!
I haven’t decided what to do with the picture a day but for now I am enjoying taking it!
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I too read and was inspired by this article! In fact–I committed to doing a picture a day for a year and now have three large photo albums all full of at least one picture a day. What amazed me the most was realizing how knowing I was needing a picture impacted the way I looked at the world. Suddenly my antenna was way out there–always now looking and anticipating; in short, really and truly being involved more fully in my world. An amazing year! If you’d like a copy of the article, please let me know how best to get it to you–beth
Beth, that is exactly how I am experiencing this project! I haven’t decided how to organize them, but your idea of photo albums is great! Thank you so much for offering to send me the article- I would love to see it again. If you would, my email address is email@example.com