Every year I see someone post about their 365 project. I think it is a great project if of course you have a great memory, something new and interesting to photograph everyday, lots of time and dedication, however I do not possess any of these qualities. Every time I watch a movie, look at magazines, or just my life in general I find myself constantly checking out the lighting situations. This has encouraged me to do my own project, I wanted to find a way to draw attention to my subjects, but in a different way. It was not going to be bokeh (blurring the foreground and background), leading lines, or using their eyes to draw your attention, it had to be the light.
I am calling this Spotlight: 0-100. So what does that mean? I will be photographing from now until 2015; 101 people starting at newborn all the way to age 100. Every age is important whether you think so or not, life goes by in a blink of an eye and I want to focus on all of them. I will only take the photograph for this project if the strongest light is on my subject and deep shadows surrounding the light. If you would love to join me in this project I would love to see what you come up with. Every photographer has a different perspective and so I would be curious to see how you would present this project. Here's to getting to be creative on your own dime. Here is my first image for my project. This is my niece who is always willing to model for me day or night, she is 10 years old. One age down 100 to go.
I will be looking for models so if you are interested or know anyone who might be please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.