Project 365 - Day 1 - May 10th, 2007

Since today is my birthday I thought that I would start up the (somewhat ambitious) task set out in Project 365: take a picture every single day for a year. My first photo comes from hanging out with middle schoolers. I am a middle school Young Life leader (for those that knew me in high school they might be somewhat surprised by this as I was not a big fan back then… to say the least) so I periodically get to hang out with some crazy 7th graders.

Project 365 - Day 1 - May 10th, 2007

If you want to see an example of what happens when you let them borrow your camera, see my Flickr set Hanging Out With Middle Schoolers.

To keep up with my progress (I won’t be posting my daily photos here), you can see my daily snapshots at my Project 365 photo set. I will be contributing to the Project 365 Flickr group along with the Project 365 group @ Vox as well. When the photos are of me, I will also be adding them to the 365 Days Flick group (which are all self portraits).

Wish me luck! Oh, and thanks to K.C. for his amazing birthday card!

Cross posted at my Vox

Categories: Blogging, Daily Life, Photoblog
  1. salmypal
    May 10th, 2007 at 14:28 | #1

    Happy Birthday Matt! I just got you letter…glad we could contribute. :)

  2. May 10th, 2007 at 14:32 | #2

    Looks like a lovely bunch of coconuts you have there!!

    The Redhead makes me realize that my son will look almost identical to him in a few years… the world needs more redheads.

  3. May 10th, 2007 at 14:45 | #3

    Thanks sal. :) Wow, the US mail is fast, I am impressed. And really, thanks a lot for your support. :) (Oh, and did you read Orson Scott Card’s latest essay?)

    Heh, I can get on board with that Carl, I am a fan of redheads in general. :)

  4. May 10th, 2007 at 15:21 | #4

    I just wanted to say, good luck, we’re all counting on you.

    And middle school is the best time to warp their malleable young minds. It’s easy and fun!

  5. salmypal
    May 10th, 2007 at 17:03 | #5

    Well that was an amazing essay. I liked where he talked about how real scientists act about proof and facts. Seems obvious, and yet so many people just blithely believe what they hear on the evening news.

    I have to say that I’m a fan of redheads too.

  6. May 10th, 2007 at 21:03 | #6

    Dangit… 3 minutes late according to the clock on my computer. But Happy Birthday none the less!!!

  7. May 10th, 2007 at 21:04 | #7

    Or not… hahaha… you’re a different time zone… so I’m not late… I’m right on time :)

  8. May 10th, 2007 at 22:09 | #8

    Kristin, I am all about shaping those clay-like minds to whatever shape I desire!! ::evil laugh::

    Sal, I just don’t understand what people think any more. I REALLY need to start teaching! ;)

    Heh, you made it with plenty of time Carmel, thanks! :)

  9. May 14th, 2007 at 08:50 | #9


    I’ve also started a similar project. Taking one picture per day allows you to see how things change. How people develop. How you develop.

    I started the project when I got my Holga (cheap plastic camera, you know). Compared to my other cameras it is cheap and can easily be replased so I can carry it where ever I go. I most shoot things that represent the say and my current feelings. As I shoot film it takes a while to see the reasults.

    Best regards

  10. May 14th, 2007 at 10:37 | #10

    Happy birthday!! And I’ll be back for more of your verbiage… I love a man of words. ;)


  11. May 14th, 2007 at 23:58 | #11

    I am enjoying it so far Antti, I just hope I can keep up with it!

    Thanks Tara :)

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