Every year we have a little photo project running during our summer holidays and this year is no different. We had a new friend joining us in our little adventure. A security droid with attitude, listening to the name of Kay. I talked about him in that other famous blog of note (joke intended).
A droid with attitude that will make a prominent place in this year’s coffee table book.
A droid that socialized pretty well after being hand painted by our chief builder and master painter Birk. Maybe he socialized a little bit too well …
When @Jack said it was complicated last year (on my birthday nonetheless), it resonated with me. Twenty sixteen for sure was a complicated one. A year that will be remembered as the year Donald Trump won the elections in the UsofA. The year that the UK decided to leave the EU and make a Brexit. A year with continued violence and acts of madness. A year full of tribal fears around the globe (Philippines, China, Russia … to name just a few). A most complicated year, where we had to say goodbye to some very creative people and iconic history makers. A rogue year.
On a much more individual, creative level, twenty sixteen was equally complicated for me and I got more than once stuck in a creative gridlock. When twenty fifteen was about to close, I made my own little creative to do list. A smaller list around my own Four Peas or short 4P in Photography. Not the classic 4Ps of Marketing, but the 4 Photographic areas I wanted to improve in.
People, Places, Plastic and Projects.
I on purpose did not write about it, as I did not want to make any new years resolution as outlined two years ago, and then fail to deliver. I had hoped to deliver on it and then write the 4P post a little later. It did not happen. I did shoot in my 4P areas, but did not push through in finishing them off and share them consistently with you.
With twenty seventeen freshly started, it is time to take a new approach, make some new years resolutions and then follow through on them.
Doing a 365 photo challenge is nothing for me, and doing one post a month (my lofty promise from October) also did not work that well.
So here is my promise to self.
I will post once a week, here on my little photo blog a new work I did not share with you before (at least not here). A work that fits in one of my Four Peas.