I’m so excited to tell you about my new project for this year! 18 other photographers and I are doing our project together to not only share with all of our blog readers, but to keep the project on track. We have a list of 52 “ideas or themes” that we will shoot each week of the year. And since we’re getting started a week late, the project will roll over into the first week of 2012. I will take a picture of our theme for the week — the way I interpret it and I will post it on my site. Then under my post, I will link to another photographer from the project so you can check out her interpretation of the theme. After you see hers, you will notice a different link under her picture that will then take you to the next photographer’s website. If you continue to click on the link under each picture, in the end you should see 18 other pictures and eventually make it back to my site. When I say there is some AMAZING talent in this group, I am not lying, you will definitely want to check out everyone’s pictures.
This week’s theme was black and white. I wanted to find something that would make an interesting black and white photograph. One of the first places that came to mind was a local historic site. This is the St. John the Evangelist Church and it was built in 1941, for what used to be a bustling settlement. However, the “settlement” is no longer growing like it once was. This church was deconsecrated in 1997, but this piece of history is maintained by a location association. I love the way the church looks. It was restored not that long ago, but it still has an aged-appearance.
I didn’t grow up in this area, but when I started to search out some information about it and this church, I was so surprised by the things I learnt. There is so much history here. History that ranges back to aboriginal people, settlements, and forest rangers. The community is not that old, but the story is colourful. I wasn’t completely sure about my subject choice this week, but after reading through the archives, I’m glad I stuck with it 🙂
Now, let’s travel to Arizona to visit the talented Jobrina Hofleit and see her interpretation of this week’s theme.