Everyday series, Part I
I decided to start a brand new photo series. I haven’t been making photos at all lately, and have been only doing snapshots with the camera phone. Don’t get me wrong, the camera phone isn’t half bad, and I can prop it up and do self-timer shots pretty easily, like this one below:
I set the phone with the clamshell open on an empty seat, turned on the self-timer, and ran over to Blue and posed. I’m sure I looked like a psycho to anyone else who might have walked by and wondered what I was doing, but I got the shot. Yay.
So anyway, I’ve noticed that I take a lot more photos with the camera on my mobile than I used to. I can’t help it. It’s convenient, I have my mobile with me everywhere I go, and the photos aren’t that bad are they?
(Wait, are they??)
Actually, I don’t really care if the photos are bad anymore. I think I may be giving up on the idea of becoming a "good photographer" and settle for being "a photographer" instead. I think I’d rather go around documenting my life and what I’m doing instead of trying so hard to be good at something that I don’t really excel at.
No really, it’s okay. I’m totally okay with it.
Right. So this series I decided to start, the Everyday Series, will just be a (rather lame) collection of photos that I feel show my everyday life, the things I do everyday that I don’t always think to photograph. So far, I have a shot of myself eating dinner:
Yep. That’s me, stuffing my face with boiled dumplings that we bought earlier that evening down in South Bay from our favourite dumpling house.
What’s kinda funny is that while I was eating, Frannie yelled to me from another room that he knew I was eating out of the big plastic bowl and dipping my dumplings into the little dishes we share with the cat (is that gross? I wash them thoroughly!). How right he was. That’s exactly what I was doing. He even guessed that I was either sitting at the sofa, or sitting next to the window at the table. Wow. Am I really this predictable?
But yes, that shows how I usually eat dinner. Sometimes I eat with Frannie, but usually I eat in silence by myself at that table. There’s no TV or music on. I sit next to the window while the cat either sits on the opposite end of the table or on our second stool. If Frannie’s there, he sits on the second stool and doesn’t let the cat near the table at all (he’s so mean to her). I’m much more lax and I let her sit wherever she wants: on top of the table, on Frannie’s stool, on the back of my stool, in my lap, etc.
I wonder if these photos will be interesting to anyone who visit my Flickr (or this blog site), but in the end, I do these little projects for myself and not for anyone else. I hope someone might find them interesting, but I mostly like having a little fun with photography and these projects let me do that.