Welcome to my first Mobile Monday - where I'll be sharing small bits of my life that I document with my phone camera. The fact is that if I documented EVERY second of my life, most of it would be boring photos of me sitting behind the computer answering emails, editing photos, and trying to overcome technology. Why post mobile photos instead of professional ones? Because I don't need mobile photos to be perfect- there's simply beauty in their imperfection, and being a photographer is ultimately about the heart, eye, and mind, not the equipment that anyone can own or all the other stuff we have to deal with.
However, I've been trying to make a conscious effort to spend this year having more face-to-face conversations with people, as well as getting out of my home office at least once a day above and beyond taking care of my dog. This is kind of a documentation of the ways that I'm challenging myself every day to get out, try new things, and find the beauty and joy in everyday life.
The idea was sparked by Evan Williams' Recent TED Talk Presentation and the name was inspired by Jackie Blair who tried something similar a while ago. Anything that requires dedication, but does not have financial motivation behind it is difficult to keep up for people who travel a lot while running their own business, but it never hurts to try.
The fact is, and I think anyone who twitters regularly can attest to this, sometimes the most "exciting" part of my day involves something related to food. After all, when I'm not working behind my computer, shooting, or in a meeting, I'm probably eating or sleeping... and I can't take photos while I'm sleeping.
If having food involves getting outside of the house it's even more exciting...
...if it involves getting outside of the house and trying something I've never tried before... watch out world- the excitement gauge just might blow a gasket!!!
Since I work from home, most of my life during the week revolves around a 5 mile radius, if not a 1 mile or less radius.
However, part of the challenge in being creative, and thinking creatively is to find the interestingness in the everyday.
If we stop paying attention to the interestingness that surround us in our everyday lives, how ignorant will we be when we explore the rest of the world?
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust