Take 52 Chances 2017 | Fear & Uncertainty

Sometimes I create images that suck, and that’s OK.

I’m falling behind on the 52 Week Project, I’m not gonna sit here and make up excuses though cause all there is to it is bad time management. But because I fall behind, I rush to create something.. which ends up kinda awful.
The last two themes for the 52 Week Project were Fear and Uncertainty. With both themes I was excited to shoot the image I had in mind, I felt like I had a good concept. But then I did shoot them and they ended up.. not as great as I hoped they would be. Wait no, they ended up pretty bad. Don’t worry, I’ll show you.

For Fear, I wanted to create something based on a fear I personally have: being stagnant, being stuck in the same place, being anchored. I hate the thought of not moving forward and staying in the same place. So this is why I created this image:

Heavy Steps, February 2017

For Uncertainty, I wanted to create something based on this:
Everyday, the question remains. We live in this uncertainty that shields our eyes. We can still see, but it’s all so hazy. Is it better to learn to live with the haze, embrace it, and make it a part of who we are? Or should we fight, kicking and screaming, for clarity?

And it totally sucked. Like.. I’m too embarrassed to even show you, that’s how much it sucked. But the point of the project is to create, not to create master pieces every time right?
So while writing this post, I decided to try and make the image work. It didn’t. So I tried again. And I don’t think it did, and there’s no way any of these will ever make it to a gallery show, but here they are anyway. All three versions. Sometimes, I really really suck haha.

This week’s theme is Paradox, and I’m still brainstorming for it but I think it could be really cool.

2014-2017 Take 52 Chances 2017

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