Symon Chow's Picture-A-Day

Photographer and Graphic Designer,  Symon Chow in Brooklyn, NY is doing a project he simply calls Symon Chow's Picture-A-Day. He says about himself, "Symon Chow is what you can (and probably would) call a 'slacker'. But he likes to refer to himself more as an artist with Insomnia (as well as some other clinical issues). Symon recently needed a hard kick in the pants to create more work, so he decided to start a 365 project to mix things up and to get all those wacky creative juices flowing again."...

Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to start this picture a day project because I felt I needed to broaden my horizons, at least in regards to my photography. I felt that my work was getting a little stale and I needed something challenging to get me moving. I have been wanting to do a 365 project for some time now, and I thought, what better time them to start now! I hope that this experience will take me in a new direction with my work, as well as hone my current styles of choice.

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I wont lie, for a photographer that (normally) produced maybe 4-6 significant images a year, this has been a bumpy road. But I think I am doing alright. I HAVENT MISSED ANY DAYS YET! If nothing else, it has made me more aware of my surroundings, I am thinking more like I did when I was back in school. Seeing things through my (if you would) "brain-lens" again, has brought back some flavor to my more often then not, complacent life. I'm a little over 100 days in (I started this one Jan 1st, 2011). I feel that as long as I'm posting, I'm doing right by my viewers and myself. Whether it be pictures I take in a studio or pictures I take on my iPhone, at least I'm doing something with my self!

I know it's not all going to be puppies and daisies, but in the long run, I think this is going to be good for all involved :)

See all of Symon's pictures HERE.