A Note to Our Email Subscribers

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I’m so sorry that we’ve been falling so far behind and then spamming your inboxes with images all at once! It’s my fault.

Thursday will mark the start of year 4 of this blog (whoa!), and I will admit that I’ve let it fall back in my priorities list. What I love about making pictures is actually seeing something that delights my eyes; somehow I just haven’t been taking the time to relax and look around, and haven’t been feeling motivated to post what I’m not at all proud of. Counsel and I got together for the first time in over a decade (11? 12?) about a week ago. Aside from that being generally amazing(!), we discussed this project… what it means to us, the difficulties, and the joys. As hard as it can be to step back from life on a daily basis to take a photo that I love, I was reminded how much I value looking back through visual mementos of the past years’ experiences. I want more of that, but better (not least because a well composed photo means I was relaxed and happy enough to look).

I apologize for the periods of silence and subsequent deluge. I’m going to bump AYOD up my priorities list. Even if we hit you with a couple of weeks at once sometimes (it’s coming, we’re catching up!), I want it to constitute a satisfying rainbow of input instead of slippage toward a mediocre barrage. It’s humbling that anyone bothers to receive yet another email, or look at yet another blog. Thanks for lending your eyes to this rather personal project (through its ups and downs and ups)!

Rena

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It’s been a good run…

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I’m sorry to say that after taking a photo a day for over a year with my good friend Rena, I have decided to put my end of this project on hold for the moment.  It was a difficult decision, but my career has taken a priority in my life right now and I just haven’t been able to find the time to edit a photo every day.  It is much more time consuming than you may think!  I would love to return and continue soon, but right now I know where I need to focus all of my creative energy and I don’t feel comfortable continuing with the project if my heart is not fully in it. I’d like to thank everyone who has followed us, it has been an amazing (read: challenging) experience, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

Rena plans on finding another friend to fill in, and I wish them the best of luck!

-Ryan

473/365

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

rena

CHEATER

I am sad to report that after 472 consecutive days of taking a photo between 00:00 and 23:59, I fell asleep on the couch early and slept through the rest of this day without taking a photo. I woke up around 3am to face a wave of self loathing and a minor panic attack. I suck! Here’s the photo I took of the offending pillow, because I didn’t know what else to do but take a photo (late seemed better than never). Ugh. Accountability is becoming an issue. I miss you Ryan!

Beginning: November 22, 2009. 12:00 AM

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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