Friday, March 18, 2011

Play by Play

Jess Lucia in Richmond, Virginia is documenting a toy every day in Play by Play.



Why did you decide to do this project? After my last hiccup-filled 365 effort (which was more like a 303), I realized that I needed to keep things simple and fun.  My only rules for this year's project are that the photo must be taken on the designated day, and that the photo must contain a toy.  The first week featured a small Swiper the fox figure because I was on a medical outreach trip in the Dominican Republic and needed to pack light.  This little toy has a lot of personality and doesn't crowd the lenses in my camera bag, so he was chosen to come along, and it was so much fun that I'm still featuring him daily.  Will it end up being a full year of Swiper? Who knows!"




How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Even though my subject is lighthearted, I find myself stretching my technical skills.  How does one capture the flame of a broiler? How can I make a toy look like a ghost?  Last year's 365 was an exercise in self-discipline and in figuring out how to frame a project.  This year's is about continuing my journey as a photographer and figuring out how to make that fit into the nooks and crannies of my already-pretty-full life.



See how Jess's year of play is progressing HERE.

1 comment:

Misha said...

Great project, Jess!