I posted at least one image everyday for a whole year straight.
I am kind of exhausted.
There were a couple of close calls, where I simply would have forgotten, if not for my friend Claudio who messaged me – sometimes at almost midnight – asking, where today’s image was. (Thanks for saving the streak a couple of times!)
Also a big thanks to everyone who contacted me about the blog, commented on posts (via email), introduced themselves (even met up with me) or started their own blogs. Your feedback is very much appreciated! 🙏
Not sure I can share any meaningful insights about what posting daily for a year meant or how it changed my photography at this point.
It definitely made me go out and shoot more. (Which was the main reason for starting the photo blog in the first place.)
I loved the days where I would get a photo very early in the day, and knew, shooting for the blog was done for the day!
It could get exhausting sometimes, especially on days where I didn’t make any photos I wanted to share. Having a halfway decently organized archive was helpful in those cases.
Daily posting works quite well as diary. Looking back, I can assign a feeling or a mood to each of the images. I know pretty much exactly how I felt when I took a certain image. (That is quite an interesting realization that I definitely need to explore more deeply.)
Maybe I have more to say in a couple of days or weeks…
As I love the process of editing/culling, I tried to make a short list of my “favorite” images from the last year. (Turns out, that this was really hard!)
So in no particular order – and not necessarily “best” in an artistic sense – some of my favorite images, with a little bit of added context:
A handful of you have subscribed to my “what happens after a year of daily photo blogging” mailing list. Thanks you for that!
I am still thinking about creating a magazine or book, though I not sure how feasibly that is, regarding the number of images. I’ll have to think about that a bit more. I’ll probably order small prints of all of the images and then do some sorting and editing and see what I can come up with. I’ll let you know – via email. Whatever it will be, I will take you along on that journey.
In regards to my photo blog, well, I haven’t lost my love for photography. It is as alive as ever. But I will definitely take a break. (One day at least to end the streak, not to rope myself into keeping it going.)