A Memorable Project

September 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

In going through my photography books, I came across a book I put together a few years back called “Hidden in Plain Sight”.  This was a film project, and looking through the book brought back all sorts of memories that are much more powerful than scrolling through my Lightroom library.  I can remember what the weather was like, what other compositions I considered, and my thoughts leading up to these compositions.

This project was inspired by Jim Brandenburg’s Chased by the Light, and I decided to set some limitations similar to what he did with his.  My limitations were:

-One roll of film (Portra 400, 36 exposures)

-One camera (Nikon F65)

-One lens (Nikon 28-70mm zoom)

-One picture per day - one click of the shutter

-One location (Greensprings nature trail in Williamsburg Virginia)

There was no second chance and no instant feedback that I had become so reliant on with digital technology.  It didn’t take long to discover the incredible element of mystery that would accompany me on this journey.

With this project, I hoped to go deeper - beyond the predictable and aesthetically “pretty” picture to slow down and serve as a reminder to take a closer look at the natural world and what is hidden in plain sight.

Going through this book has inspired me to start thinking about another film project.  Stay tuned.

Here are all the photos from the project:




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