I’m not much of a bandwagon jumper, and usually prefer to watch the ride go by. But I jumped all aboard in my last post, and figured hey, why not stay on for a little bit longer – so here I am, at it again.
Amongst all of the negativity and sheer ridiculousness that is so pervasive in social media these days, every once in a while something just a little bit different comes along, like the ‘Seven Day Black and White Photo Challenge”, which really is just as basic as it sounds, and it truly is a small breath of fresh air amongst all of the cyber pollution.
Seven black and white photos of your life.
Challenge someone new each day
Scrolling through my newsfeed and notifications last week, hoping for even one little thing to turn up to have made me not regret the time I could have better spent elsewhere, out of the ‘post your sexiest selfie’ and ‘describe your sex life using a gif’ challenges, the racially inspired rants, the hashtag movements, emerged this little gem. I’m not a photographer by any means, and I’m down to just my
trusty iPhone camera, but I love taking photos and have always had a special place in my heart for b&w. I think that a skillful artist with a trained eye can express so much more through this medium than just about any other. But I am not an artist, and that’s beside the point.
I jumped at the opportunity to give my brain a little tease, and kept my eyes open during my travels over the course of 7 days, ready to take a photo of whatever I came across that best encapsulated my day, the mood of the day, and how I was on any given day. I’m not really sure I achieved that, but I had some fun with it. Here are my results.
Note: I do know how to focus. The exceptionally blurred ones are filtered to achieve that look, for the simple reason that’s the way I wanted them to look.