I am starting my project on May 15th. I am going to use the extra time to finish my planning for this project. I tried to make a very fast book in blurb two nights ago..when I saved it as a PDF, it was unusable with watermarks, etc. so I am not sure how this will work. I will mess with it more this weekend and see how it goes. My goal is to make a seamless book that I can have available POD and PDF for the site and my family/friends and people who I photograph on Route 15 as part of the project.
The project...why/how/what? I feel that the best part of committing to sofobomo is that it forces you to put aside all of the reasons why you inevitably delay (life gets in the way) and forces you to push ahead. I know what a genuine photograph of mine looks like, feels like, but it takes repeated effort to weed out the merely good and produce enough work for 35 quality images that hang together.
I chose this section of Route 15 between Leesburg and Gettysburg because I love driving it so much...it is quiet, scenic beauty, some small towns, some important history. this will be good fodder for the way I photograph the world. I try to capture the "otherness" that see when I am out there (though I am not successful often enough). my website is www.georgepappas.net.
The other important aspect of Route 15 is that I have to get out there often enough during the month to say and capture what I want to say..it will take repeated trips, different times of the day, etc. By pushing, we grow and learn.
I took this image of my daughter this past weekend. While a "family" image, it is also about the light/mood and much more. As I was walking down the hallway, I saw her there and the light and arrangement just screamed at me ..PHOTOGRAPH THIS NOW. so I did.
. In the end, light giveth and light taketh away....