Sunday, May 3, 2009

Solo Photo Book Month - SoFoBoMo begins




Through a friend I heard about this Solo Photo Book Month - www.sofobomo.org - and decided to give it a try. I've been taking lots of photos, mind you, and they are good, mind you again, but they are the same genre and I'm TIRED of it all.

Okay, maybe not tired of it all, but totally ready to find something different to snap me out of a semi-photographer's block.

The theme/title I've chosen is "An Ordinary Hero". I'm a firm believer in "there's no such thing as a coincidence" and for a week now I've been relentlessly playing "There Goes My Hero" by the Foo Fighters. As I listen I imagine a montage or slideshow of heroes - but not necessarily the usual heroes that come to mind. I believe we see everyday heroes on a daily basis. And I believe being a hero doesn't always mean someone who saves a kitty from a burning house.

I believe they are people with the courage to live the life they have.

I almost changed the theme because I'm not sure I can find those photos easily.. but then I realized that was what a challenge was all about. And I'm making SoFoBoMo a challenge for myself.

The photo above won't be in the book because it was taken last Fall on Veterans' Day. But it is one of my favorite photos and I wanted to share it with you.

3 comments:

m photography - melanie rebane said...

Great post. I really enjoy your work.

OliveStreetStudio said...

I like your project. That is a favorite Foo Fighters song too. BTW- your Treasury was on the front page over the weekend. :-)

Joy White said...

Great post - there are so many unsung heroes in the word I am glad you will be capturing a few with your lens.