To satisfy Patsy Davis’ request to document 11/11/11, I selected four images. These first two were taken of the Bloomingdale VFW, who obliged my request to photograph their Veteran’s Day ceremony. I quickly settled on the gentleman in the motor cart. At exactly 11:11, he sat waiting patiently for the ceremony to begin.
He had a pleasant smile and peaceful manner, but also a wistful look, perhaps in memory of days gone by. I was particularly touched by his careful and devoted raising of the flag.
The next image also spoke to days gone by. This house was scheduled for teardown, and had been used for practice by the local fire department. They were allowed to chop holes in the roof and walls, but were not allowed to set any fires due to EPA regulations. Within a week, the house was completely gone. Perhaps next year, on 12/12/12 I will have an image of its much grander replacement.
My final image pays tribute to mother nature, and her ability this year to hang in there with luscious colors.
Where will you be on 11/11/11? My friend Patsy Davis asks this question.
This is a project that she started on 02/02/02, and has continued every year since then. Read on to find out how you can participate in this year's event.
where will you be
one moment in time
one moment on our earth
of 4.5 billion years,
where will you be
record your day
share your perspective,
celebrate your life
This year marks the 10th year of one day in our lives. This series began
on 02/02/02, continued on 03/03/03, 04/04/04 … up to 10/10/10. Next year’s 12/12/12 will be the final year.
Photograph your life on 11/11/11, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.
Send your 4x6 jpeg images to (Patsy) at email@example.com, 5 max.
Prints are also welcomed.
Please invite others from around the world. My intention is to include diverse perspectives and images, to share our unique experiences, and to interweave our common humanity.
Also, please respect others’ privacy as you photograph, know that each participant will be acknowledged by first name, for your privacy, and that participation signifies release of your images to this project.
I invite you and others to help create this photo-collage to celebrate our moment in this continuum of time, this year on 11/11/11.
Questions and suggestions are welcomed: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to my website and my first blog. I am having a great time exploring the world through digital imaging, and I am very excited to share my work with the you.
Speaking of excitement, Mother Nature has put on a spectacular display this year - the colors are amazing, and I have had a great adventure capturing the colors, the changes, the beauty. It has been the perfect palette for creativity, expressiveness, and fun.
That is important, because I see photography and fun as two sides of the same coin. Whether it is trying out new techniques with the camera, combining existing images together, or experimenting in post-production, it feeds my soul and brings me happiness. I hope that my images will strike a similar cord with you.