A Word Against Projects

I’m a fan of projects, mostly because it’s how my brain organizes itself anyway. Most “serious” photographers (whatever that means) work in projects. Some have several multi-year projects going on at once, and some concentrate on a single project over the course of weeks or months, and then move on to the next.

There are a lot of reasons this is the case, and the reasons are probably different for every individual photographer.

But now, with apologize to Mr. Harvey, for the rest of the story.

Some photographers don’t work in projects. Many photobloggers don’t (although the blogs themselves could be considered projects, and some are explicitly so). Kjell Harald Andersen, aka Lentic, wrote a series of posts in December explaining why he doesn’t do projects. I don’t agree 100% with everything he says, but the series makes a fascinating read, and I hope you’ll give his thoughts some… thought.

I: Am I Doing Projects
II: Still Not Doing Projects
III: The Journey

What’s your take? Do you like the concept of projects? If you’re working on a project right now that you’d like to let us know about, post a comment.


~ by David Cupp on January 23, 2009.

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