My friend Dennis "Deni Kaos" Camargo, from San Gabriel Valley, Southern California, has embarked on a yearlong project he's calling Over Exposure 365...
Why did you decide to do this project? there are a lot of bleak moments in my life, and when i take photos, it's always of beautiful things, so i want to remind myself that everyday is beautiful. i also really want to test my photographing skills with what little i have right now, which includes my DSi, a cellphone, and a kid's toy digital camera. i've recently been getting into digital lo-fi as a medium, mostly because i am forced into it! i may be getting a proper camera soon, so we'll see if the medium changes.
How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? well, i've only done day one at the time of writing this, so i can't say it has much! but after following Noah, and meeting him at one of his shows (and not throwing up out of nervousness, mind you!) and seeing all the people who loved his work and had the same inspiration i had from him, i wanted to do the same. i also started looking at other 365 day project blogs, and i was just amazed at the creativity! i knew i had to take the challenge, but i wanted to wait until i had a proper camera, but after reading Noah's second book, i was like "what the heck? i'll just go for it!" [UPDATE] after three weeks so far, i have really had to stretch my imagination. i've been mostly practicing self-portraits. i'm going to go back and try it on some other models. there have been days, i will admit, where the idea seems a little thrown together, but i try to have my work reflect my mood of the day.
Watch Deni's progress on his blog HERE.