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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A Sub-Title Change

Today I made a decision, an evolution of sorts, concerning this project. I started this project on January 1, 2007 as a photographic challenge. I faultered in the beginning, but since January 23, 2007 I have not missed a single day's image. The project was a way for me to get back a part of myself that I had lost for several years. In doing so I have come to the realization that this is more than proving that I can take an image a day, that I have no doubt I can do, but what I have decided is that this project is more about capturing my milieu. I shall focus on true environmental photography. I use the word environmental in its truest sense - to mean the world in which I live.

Mr. Webster seems to think there are two meanings to the word Environment:
1 : the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival
2 : the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community

I would have to agree with both. I would guess 90% of the images within this project up to this point are shot within 8 blocks of my front door. There are all sorts of interesting life tid-bits around us. I'm grateful that I can see them.

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