Even though we’ve rung in 2012, I’m not quite ready to bid adieu to 2011. For the last two years I’ve done a personal 365 project. Basically, I committed to taking at least 1 picture every single day. And as many pictures I usually take, this would seem easy. But there were plenty of days I was completely burned out and didn’t want to touch my camera. So I didn’t. In all, I have 340 images from 2011 documented in my project.
Some are worthy of hanging on the wall as fine art, some are beautiful portraits of my boys, some are just silly snap shots, and plenty were snapped with my iPhone. The one thing that is missing is client images. I had some fabulous clients in 2011, but my 365 project was personal. I wanted to create a memory of our life, of the places we love, the places we’ve been, and the times we shared. Although I missed some days, I am so happy to have the collections from the last 2 years. I put 2010′s into a hard-bound book and it’s a great keepsake of our life. The images from 2011 are headed for the same fate!
You can see my entire set on flickr: Amy Shertzer’s Project 2011 365 but I couldn’t resist going through and assembling a “best of the year” collection. Here’s the Top 44 from our life in 2011 (click to see a slide show of the images):