New Age Photojournalism
The other day while eating lunch at work I was complaining about my 365 project. I was going on about how I have run out of subjects to photograph in Bayonne. My coworker Jill commented that she loved my photos of Bayonne. She remarked that it seemed like an interesting place to live. As a result this idea changed the way I have been photographing this little city over the past few weeks. It’s common to live somewhere for a period of time and become used to it. A place that was once new and exciting becomes mundane and boring. With Services like Instagram we see photos of exotic locations around the world. We have a glimpse into styles of life that are different from our own. This further increases the apathy we have for the places in which we live. As a content creator I like to flip that idea around. Thanks to social media I can present people a little slice of my life. I like to think that I can be someone’s escape to a location they have never been to. I can reach someone as far as the other side of the world or in Jill's case, the other side of the lunch table.
On another note my last post, January In Review, was a big hit. I shared it on Reddit and it ended up being the top post on r/photography for almost 24 hours. It was then picked up by the photography site PetaPixel who then published the post to its readers. I ended up receiving something like 5,000 hits on my website over the course of a few days. This blew my mind. Most important, it has encouraged me to keep writing. Maybe this thing has some legs after all
Im currently making one photograph a day for 2017. I urge you to follow along on my Instagram. If you have any comments, complaints, or suggestions feel free to leave them below. I encourage it.