This year, I really pushed myself to go out and do more projects. This 823 project was an opportunity I couldn't pass up and I am so glad that I did it.
Being selective of what to shoot. I usually shoot for my benefit, but with this project it was different. I was suddenly put in a position where what I was shooting would be seen by someone else, which isn't usually the case when shooting for fun. It got me nervous, but in a good way.
The most rewarding part of this project would be the international collaborative aspect of Neighbo(u)r.
I still have a difficult approaching random people, but I'm learning everyday how to be more discreet and quick without anyone noticing (like a ninja).
I decided to take pictures of my suburbian lifestyle (e.g. my mom doing yard work, the inside of messy rooms on a Sunday afternoon, etc.) because I wanted to showcase the beauty of things that are seemingly mundane.
I learned that I should practice more and dedicate more time to the things I actually care for. I am constantly learning about myself as an "artist". I knew this project would be difficult for me because I am so critical of my own work.
I had just bought this camera not too long ago then shot this roll on it, so I guess this camera became my friend. Although, it stopped working after the roll, so the friendship was short lived.