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:
‚ÄĒ Squares
‚ÄĒ Tasty
‚ÄĒ On the move
‚ÄĒ Up close
‚ÄĒ Liq¬≠uid
‚ÄĒ Sea¬≠son¬≠al
‚ÄĒ Shad¬≠ows