Maybe not the most descriptive title, but here’s a quick description: Web friend Yngve Thoresen and I have agreed to post one picture a week during the whole of 2011, agreeing on subjects as a week arrives. The picture has to be captured during the week before publishing, and the image has to be posted by Sunday evening at latest. The first week’s subject? The Dark Season, or Mørketid, as I would call it in Norwegian. We are allowed to skip one week in each direction if we travel or unexpected things happen.
Why do this? Sometimes weeks pass by without any inspiration to take pictures. What we do, is leave the camera behind and let all those image stories pass us by. But Chuck Close said it beautifully in the fantastisc Andrew Zuckerman production «Wisdom»: Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.
I thinkt this is to prove to myself and others that by just keeping on practicing and doing those shots, great images and beautiful stories will arrive.
On the image itself: I captured it today a few of hours ago, my daughert and me went to get some flour at the store to bake Apple pie. We need something warm when the weather turns cold and the season gets dark. It was raining, the snow had melted but the lights left some wonderful reflections on the water covered ice. At this time of year you’d also expect dreary darkness and a variety of grey tones, but even during the dark season, the world is full of colors.
I challenge Jan Ivar Vik, Simen Soltvedt and Ståle Ertzgaard to join Yngve and me on this project, but anyone who wishes are welcome to join in. Just make a subcategory to your photo blog and make sure you link back to the rest of the elected few.