In the flickr community, lots of people do something that calls a ‘365’. That means you take one photo each day of a chosen subject. Many take one self portrait each day, but some picks other subject or nor particular subjects a all. In the summer of 2009 I decided that I wanted to try it out myself. I knew I didn’t want to take 365 self portraits, but I knew I wanted a spesific subject. After some thinking I landed on the subject doors. You can find doors anywhere. It was something spesific, but nothing too difficult.
Doing a 365 project is not very easy. You got to work on your enthusiasm for the project. Taking one photo each day may seem easy to someone, but when you require perfection each day and won’t allow yourself to deliver anything crappy, it’s bit of a pressure. It is fun, but hard.
To me it got really hard when the winter came, because I got a problem most photographers fear – lack of light! Light is essensiel for taking photographs like I did. Lack of light leads to poor photographs. I live in Norway and the light isn’t very present during winter. It gets dark early and that was far from ideal. At times, it was dark when I went to work and dark when I left the office. How are you gonna take decent photographs then? I sometimes used my lunchbreak at work to go hunting for doors, but it was limited how many doors there where around my office.
After half of my the days were over, I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it. I decided to keep on as long as I thought the photographs were decent. On the 2nd of January 2010 I decided it was enough. That day I had 201 photograph, which was a nice number to end on.
Here is some of the doors I’ve captured. If you want to see all of them, check out this link on flickr.