Saturday, September 6, 2008

"Show Me..." Project

Well it's finally here. My very first photo project. I've been wanting to do this for some time now. I wanted to do something challenging but I wanted to keep it simple enough for lots of people to participate should they so choose. With that in mind, I decided to pick common objects to photograph. But I wanted to challenge people to shoot them in creative ways.

It begins tomorrow, Sunday, September 7 and concludes Saturday, September 13. I'd love for you to participate all 7 days but don't feel obligated. The rules are not rigid for two reasons: 1) most of you would break them! and 2) I want you to be creative. I'll ask you to try to shoot specifically for the project rather than looking for past images you've taken. But again, I'm not going to hunt you down if you don't do that. You may post one photo or a series; add comments (I love to hear the stories behind the images) or be wordless.

So here is the daily break down:
  • Sunday - Show me...your mailbox
  • Monday - Show me...your kitchen (e.g. the whole room or a portion; favorite kitchen appliance; gadget; something you cooked/baked...anything pertaining to your kitchen)
  • Tuesday - Show me...your front door
  • Wednesday - Show me...an object or objects of sentimental value. This is not a requirement but I'd love to hear the story behind the object(s).
  • Thursday - Show me...your favorite view from anywhere in your home.
  • Friday - Show me...something that is relaxing to you.
  • Saturday - Show me...YOU. (e.g. a self portrait; your hands; your feet (I know some of you will be all over this one!); a shielded view of you; any way you want to portray yourself will work here)

If you know others that might enjoy this pass on the news. I want everyone to have fun with this and I'm really excited to see what everyone posts.

I picked a horrible time to begin this as I just started teaching again this week. My schedule is hectic but I promise to do my best coming to comment on all your posts. Please take some time and visit each other's posts.

Mr. Linky will be up on my first post very early tomorrow (12:01 a.m. pst). So come back tomorrow and add your link. Have fun and be creative!

20 comments:

Robin said...

Why do I suspect you're talking about me with that feet comment ;-)? And you said I can't repost. Darn...

Seriously Robert, this looks like a great project. I plan to have a lot of fun with it.

June said...

This sounds like fun! I'd better get to work :-)

Carletta said...

Whew! I can do this. :)
I am going away today here shortly so my first one will be late but I'll be here all weeek.

Britt said...

I'm excited!

Raven said...

Sounds like I should be able to manage most of these. Not sure about my kitchen. I'd have to clean.... and I'll have to see if I can get an angle on the mailbox from inside the house since I don't go out... Clever project, though. Should be fun.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Looking forward to it... great ideas Robert... fun fun fun!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I will try to participate everyday. I'm glad you posted the themes ahead of time. That makes it much easier to manage. Maybe I can get Jake involved. ;P

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
www.MomDot.com

Karly said...

Hmmm. I am very tempted to participate, but wonder if I can manage it this week. Then I got the idea from another comment to have Big Sis do it! We will have to see. :)

Karly said...

P.S. FABULOUS photo project, Robert!

Shelly said...

Wow, those are some great ideas..I like that it changes every day...reminds me of that old abc challenge. I'll be in an out this next week but hope to play along a few of the days.
Thanks for hosting! ;)

Melli said...

ROFLMBO!!! My Hubby actually BOUGHT me the LAPTOP for my birthday JUST so I could do this Photo Challenge... and now you are asking for "homey" things ... and I'm at the BEACH for 3 weeks!!! This is just tooooooo funny!!! But that's okay! We are staying in a town house and I will just PRETEND it's MINE!!! I'm so glad you gave us the whole list though, because I might not be able to get WI-FI everyday... and this way I can get what I can and then schedule them to post.... maybe! This will be FUN Robert!

lynn said...

What a great idea for a project! Sounds fun.

Amber Star said...

This sounds like a fun thing to do. And not too much of a challenge to get out hunting dragons :) I missed the door thing, and hated that I missed it, but it was a very busy time around here.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Oooh, fun! Looking forward to this, Robert. Creative idea. :D

Rebecca said...

Oh this looks like fun! I'll get on it and try to participate at least some of the days. :)

Gattina said...

I was already wondering who would propose something for this week when I discovered your proposal on Melli's blog.
it sounds like a lot of fun to me, so I participate too !

:: Lesley :: said...

What? Who's all over self portraits? No clue...

You are a very creative thinker... I think I just may participate... I just have to walk AAaaaaaaall the way down to my mailbox..... :( You DO know it's like 100 degree out, right?

Erin Faye said...

This sounds so fun! I will try and get something every day, but no promises!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Great idea! This sounds fun!

Val said...

Great idea! I am caught up as of today, and your pics are great. Will be back to check out some others!