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Day 182 – Halfway House

Well I guess it’s a bit of a coincidence that my birthday and the halfway point of the 365 project fall on the same day! It would signal time for reflecting, if I had any time to do exactly that! And while it does feel about a year from my last birthday it definately doesn’t seem half a year since Feburary, time has just flown. This project has been the biggest consumer of time in my life or anything I’ve ever done, not just taking A picture every day but thinking about photography, ideas, meanings and writing some of it down. But it definitely has been worth it too. I think now is a good time too to focus on what I need to do for the rest of the year and I might as well write them down so I remember!

1. Carry camera EVERYWHERE! Yes I think this would help me avoid the ‘oh crap it’s 11.59pm and I still haven’t taken a picture so I’ll just point it at the ceiling to fulfill the project requirements’ syndrome

2. Spend less time on the internet (said as I type whilst on the internet, oh the irony!). Maybe I can write out the blog words before I log on to avoid the temptation on clicking onto other irrelevant crap! Or if my mail could open without the Yahoo news stories maybe I wouldn’t get distracted as much! Anyone any more ideas on how to cut back on the interweb??!

3. Go to greater lengths to take pictures. And by this I don’t mean climbing illegally up onto the Harbour Bridge to get a better view of the city or breaking into abandoned buildings in the dead of night! More so having more courage and upstart to seek out the shot I want and getting better at convincing people of the necessity of recording moments.

4. More (good) portraits, not just crappy ones of a night out on the camera phone. I think that getting those types of pictures is connected with point number 3.

5. Read more (books not internet articles)

6. Go more places (that I haven’t been before) ((that it doesn’t cost much to get to)) (((where my camera gear won’t get robbed))) ((((or destroyed by fire, water, animals or small children))))

7. Interact/collaborate more with creative people and steal their ideas, oops I mean learn from them! 

8. Focus more and stop getting distracted (like my fascination with the upcoming election when I don’t even get a vote)

9. Write with less thought to who’s reading (especially Bernadette who asks me for more pictures of flowers and crap, note to self, ignore Ber!)

10. Spend less time on the internet (ok I’m logging off now, actually this is a good point to reiterate as I still haven’t logged off and am making some more changes)



Day 16 – Back to College!

Ah man, I’ve been looking forward to going back to college ever since I got my timetable! And it didn’t disappoint! Our first class, well lets ignore the fact I missed yesterday’s class in order to work, was Visual Communication where we learned bits of the sensual and perceptual theories of VC, the history of camouflage clothing and watched a fascinating documentary on how our brain processes what we see and sense. A lot of the study was done on people who have brain damage and how certain processing areas of the brain work for them and more don’t, and what that can teach us. The conclusion was that how we perceive the world is a lot more complex than just our brains processing what we see through our eyes. I’d explain more but I don’t have the time! Go google!

Apart from the knowledge aspect I look forward to the structure that it provides, even if it’s a pretty rigid structure with class, work, study and a bit of training! It kinda feels like I’m making the most of my days I guess. I do wonder where I’ll find the time for this blog, even thinking about it I’ll have gone through 4 college terms by the time this blog ends! I guess thats why its called a challenge!

Anyway pancakes are calling me from the kitchen and after that I’m gonna have a bit of a think about my lental resolutions so better go log off!

The quote of today is attributed to a genius of a graphic artist we had to look up for college called Maurits Cornelis Escher:

” To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am”

Oh and the picture is the view (slightly edited) on the train passing over the Harbour Bridge on the way to college at North Sydney!