|31st June - 31st December 2008|
I mean, I was a kid here. I went to Kingston College in 2007 to do Art, Media Studies, English, and Business Studies (how I ever thought taking Business Studies was a good idea for even a second of my life I will never know) and I hated it. I shaved my head and wore glasses I didn't like and I felt really self-conscious and gross and scared about becoming an actual real adult. I look at these picture mosaics and I feel like you can see in them how lost I was. I didn't know who I was or what I was doing, and I didn't like myself.
It was an interesting project. One of my first considered attempts to really document something like this. I think towards the end you can see that my pictures are much more interesting and well composed and just generally better choices are being made. I stopped doing it partially because I felt that the pressure to take a photo every day was making the pictures I took stagnant and forced and not fun to take, but the thing is that now, in 2015, I pretty much do take photos every day - or at least most days - and there's nothing forced or unfulfilling about it. I know I'm much more at home with pretty constant creative production at this point because I'm pretty much always casually and lazily making something or recording something or writing something, or like, taking webcam selfies (the ultimate creative act!), but to see it measured against this is... really interesting. I feel like so much of a better, happier, more confident and sure and able person in every respect than I was 5 years ago, so it's bittersweet looking at these pictures, but I'm really happy. I want to share them here and kinda release them onto the internet or something.
|1st January - 24th November 2010|
|26th March 2009|
|8th May 2009|
|17th December 2009|
|27th March 2010|
|4th May 2010|
|17th September 2010|
|10th November 2010|
These next two pictures are not from this project, but they were taken with a similar attempt at random documentation in mind, so I've included them.
|1st March 2012|
|1st March 2012|