Alright. So I've got this group of photographers and every month we choose a theme at random and then shoot photos in that theme and share at the end of the month. I started this group because I wanted a challenge and to force myself to see things differently.
Last month's theme was shadows, and I found it really fun. This months theme was repetition... and I freaking hated it. So much so, that I didn't really shoot anything (maybe like 2 film shots intentionally for the theme) and even was thinking about changing the theme to something I liked better halfway through the month. But, um, that kind of defeats the purpose. I'm not always going to like it... the point is to challenge myself to do it anyways. So yesterday rolled around and I was like... crap...
So I went in my backyard, with my iPhone, and stood there for like 5 minutes telling myself to just stuff it and find something in my archives to share. I am REALLY good at avoiding doing things I don't want to do. And I know this about myself... which is why I started this group... which is why I then forced myself to stop being a baby and take some photos.
I can't say that I really love anything that I shot, and it seems I've posted mostly ones where my interpretation of "repetition" doesn't follow in the traditional sense. The traditionally repetitive, pattern making shots I find incredibly boring (though I am WELL impressed with the iPhone 7+). But this project isn't necessarily about the resulting photos. It's about the process, and what I can learn and how I can grow. And what I've learned is the next time "repetition" is chosen by the randomizer... I'm freaking changing it before anyone knows. ;)
To see how others in this group interpreted this theme, follow this link!