Planning and thinking and procrastinating and making excuses and worrying and fantasising. For two years now, that’s what I’ve been doing with this project. It’s not a big deal, it’s just some photos of people in the street. But I’ve still been hiding from it.
Until last weekend when I finally got the stones up to actually ask someone if I could take their photo.
And she was lovely. I was nervous, and I know I could have taken a much better picture. But the point is I asked and I took it and it’s not absolutely awful.
And then I took more.
I’m excited to see where this project takes me. I know I’m going to meet a lot of great people and hear really interesting stories but I’m also excited to see where it takes my photography. I’ve gotten so used to taking photos in low light that taking photos in broad day light is a bit of a challenge. And I need it not to be. Really. I see this project waxing and waning over years, 1000s of photos in a collection that will be used as primary source material some day for an awesome dissertation or the subject of a lovely little exhibition.
Bring it on Dublin, show me your Docs.
If you’d like to see the portraits on a regular basis, find me on Facebook where I’ll be updating the album as much as possible.