I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Photo Challenge

Last week I been took part in a little sev­en day photo chal­lenge over on Micro.blog and it was a really fun exer­cise. Each day was giv­en a sub­ject by the ini­ti­at­or Doug Lane, and those tak­ing part had to post a photo depict­ing their interpretation.
What I enjoyed about that whole pro­cess was the extra cre­at­ive pro­ject that ran along­side my two jobs. As a design­er I’m always cre­at­ing some­thing, but over the last few years I slipped into a pat­tern of only cre­at­ing things for my cli­ents and rarely doing any­thing for myself. Some­thing I’ve been try­ing to rec­ti­fy this year. What the chal­lenge did though was give me some para­met­ers to work with­in. In the past I’ve con­sidered these little things but found myself tak­ing pho­tos that were very sim­il­ar and soon lost interest. I found the sub­ject for each day caused me to look at my day in a slightly dif­fer­ent way. Rather than just look­ing to take a photo, I was forced to seek out a way of cap­tur­ing some­thing spe­cif­ic. It forced me to observe and look at the world with a slightly dif­fer­ent per­spect­ive, see­ing things in a way I wouldn’t normally.
I’d cer­tainly like to do some­thing sim­il­ar in the future, maybe with a twist of pick­ing a piece of music to reflect a theme for the day, or record­ing a 1 minute thought about a per­son­al design pro­ject. Who knows, I’m open to some suggestions.
Here’s a con­tents of my entries:
Squares
Tasty
On the move
Up close
Liquid
Sea­son­al
Shad­ows