50 Day Photo Challenge
Photography + Writing
an exploration of daily life through visual and written reflections
This was my undergraduate thesis project, completed in my final semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My work was displayed in a solo gallery show, shown here. It was also on exhibit for the senior thesis art show.
Over the course of fifty days, I explored the day-by-day life around me with my own eyes—and with my camera’s eye. For each day, I took a photo of anything that I found intriguing and thought-provoking, whether it was a beautiful sunset skyline or a rugged chink in the wall. My challenge was to discover these moments every single day, capture them, and reflect on them.
After each day of this project, I updated my progress in an online blog, posting my favorite photograph of the day. I coupled the photos with written reflections, delving into philosophical ideas and discussing the deeper meanings of what is portrayed in each photograph.
I decided to take on this challenge to get insight into my own life, and to spread that insight to others. Quite often, people live their lives simply by going through the motions, and they fail to notice the finer details around them. This project allows others to look closer, as photo #1 is titled—to notice those finer details, and to always question them.