In January of 2010, I started taking a photo every single day. I didn’t call it a 365 Project, but that’s pretty much what I was doing. On January 1, 2011, I started my first official 365 Project, and I did another one in 2012.
By the end of 2012, things had changed. Photography had become an afterthought to my day. I still enjoyed it, but I didn’t enjoy the structure of having to take a photo every single day. It had become a chore – and it showed. My photos were uninspired and boring. Early in the 365 journey I would drive twenty miles to hunt down the perfect subject for my photo, but by the end of 2012, I couldn’t even be bothered to pull over on my way to work. So I stopped. Not completely, of course – I still took photos here and there, and still do portrait sessions. But the habit of taking a photo every single day, and taking photos just for the sake of taking photos, is gone.