Jes Lee

The 30 project – an introduction

july 02 2012001

Today at 10:32 am Central Time I turned 30 years old. No big deal, right? Aside from all of the cake and celebrating with friends and family and the awesome annual excuse to get new camera equipment (that is what a Birthday is for right??). I have many many dear friends who have turned 30 this year as well (including Mr. FN earlier this year) and it has been interesting watching all of the different reactions to this milestone. It got me to thinking and wondering how I see it. I definitely view it as marking another year on this earth surrounded by all of the amazing people I am with and doing the things I love, but why? And what will this year bring that others haven’t? Anything different?

Somewhere I have gotten a little enamored with how people document things, places, events, their lives, and I decided I am going to document 30….well, 30 for me anyway! 30 will be documented with my Hasselblad 501c/m, possibly my most loved camera. One moment of each day will be documented with an instant image, and a film image. I will of course be able to post the instant images right away. The film images will be posted later as I get the rolls of film developed. I will also be posting the journal pages that I am keeping all of the images organized in. The page scans will be updated as I complete them with the film prints.

I am excited! Not only will this be a year of working very very closely with my Hasselblad, but this is something new that I haven’t tried before. I have been in the midst of a cell phone photo 365 project, but that feels different than this. I’m very excited to see where it goes.

And now it is time for me to get off of the computer and go enjoy my day! But first, my image and journal page from today: a self portrait.

Instant photo of the day – me!

Journal page – July 2nd, 2012