For those of you who know me, know that when I pick up my camera, I’m a very happy person. I love my job, which isn’t a job at all because I have tons ‘o fun and meet some truly wonderful people. I’m grateful for finding photography and for photography to have found me. I’ve made this a business, and it’s a happy little business indeed!
But when I pick up my camera with no agenda, expectations and demands — when it’s just me, myself and my camera –my heart sings. Lllllaaaaaaaaaa …. Can you hear it???!!! THIS! This is what fills my soul, feeds my creativity, allows me to observe, to look at seemingly meaningless things in a whole different way, and capture those moments — just for me. It’s crazy good and I love it!
I just don’t do it enough.
2017: Project 52
So last year I participated in a Project 52 … that is, making and posting one personal photo per week …. which got me shooting more than I might have otherwise. It was overall very fun, challenging, fulfilling, and oh so pleasing to see the final 52 — my year — in its final form. It’s worth noting that I do have one exception — week 48. Well, that week was incredibly sad because we said goodbye to a man I have loved dearly for almost my whole life and my focus was not on making photographs, but rather on making a slideshow of his life to share with family and friends. However, you will see his handsome and smiling face still added to Week 48 — a photograph I took when he was inducted into the Chevrus Hall of Fame a few years back. It just feels right.
Before I share with you my Final 52, let me tell you what I’m doing for 2018….. any guesses? Yup … a 365!!! Stay tuned as I’ll share some of those throughout the year.
Without further ado ….. My 2017 week by week…
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Jane Berger is a Maine, New England and New Orleans capturer of memories who loves making images of people connecting with people. Or pets. Or nature. Well, you get the picture. 😉 Contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.