After spending nearly six months shooting Londontown last year, this year I’ve barely picked up my camera. Pretty much all photos snapped in 2015 were taken with my iPhone. I’m not too bothered by this because I know my creativity ebbs and flows between my two loves (photography and writing) but it does underline how home-based I’ve been this year. The older I get the less I want to run around. Looking through my photos for these posts I notice my favourites are from specific days out with my family or friends — that B&W selfie below is one of probably only three or four I shot this year. I’m just less interested in the outside — I know what I look like. I accept the good and the “bad” and I’d really rather contemplate my inside reflection. That’s so much more interesting to me these days…
It’s that time of year again! Back in August 2010 I realised I needed a break from blogging so decided to only post photos on my blog that month. I don’t remember if I kept this up, but I invited my readers to join in and just like that, the yearly August Break was born.
This is a community project that has no real rules – the idea is to simply take a photograph every day for the whole of August. That’s it. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there. If it’s the summer where you are it’s a lovely way to be present to the moments that will be gone before you know it. If it’s the winter, what better way to liven up your day than with a creative project to play with? :)
You can use any camera. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or just enjoy taking them without sharing. You can start and not finish. You can join in at the end.
Anything goes, loves!
Once again I’ve created a list of photo prompts you can follow – or not, anything goes, remember? — you could even use them as daily writing prompts with or without photos.
This year we can share our photos and gather as a community in several places: Instagram with the hashtag #augustbreak2015, Facebook and Flickr. Plus we have a blog roll so we can find new blogs to visit — head over to the main August Break page to add your blog.
Here’s to a beautiful month of mindful pleasures! xo