I must be mad ! I am already in the middle of two 365 projects when another one jumped in my head.
I wanted to start this project last year but it just did not work in Black and White.
The only Instagram accounts I had last year were my black and white accounts so I just put this project on the back burner.
I opened my Instagram colour account a while back but forgot about my project. It all came back to me the other day when I saw this lucszade bottle on this post !
The plan is to shoot another 365 but put the images in my Instagram colour account @matt6t6colour I am going to shoot the project in Square format and use insta filters and editing only.
Litter has been a long term pet hate of mine and over the lockdown period it’s got worse and worse.
The other day there was so much litter around a duck pond I had to drive home to get a bin bag and some gloves to collect it all up because the ducks and ducklings were trying to eat around it.
I really don’t get how people can’t put there crap in a bin. They go for a walk in the beautiful countryside or go to the beach and just leave their crap everywhere. Don’t even get me started on dog poo bags in trees ! I don’t understand the mentality.
I know here in Liverpool it’s got so bad teams of people have gone to the beaches to clear it up. Crosby beach was horrific.
I have mixed feelings about people picking up after other people. I think it’s great people clear it up. I have done it myself I have even seen people picking up other people’s crap and giving it back to them. The downside to picking it up for them the idiots that leave it never get to see the shit state they leave places in. You almost want the beaches to be left in a shit state for a month to show these people what they do. I know this is not practical because so much would blow in to the sea and cause more issues.
I used to walk Jake in a local park and watch this girl run there every morning. After her run she picked up 3 bits of litter and put them in the bin. What a great thing to do but such a shame she had to do it.
I don’t know what the answer is. I think it starts with Education, on saying that you should see the rubbish around my local school ! Thrown on the floor or kicked out of car foot wells.
I try to do my bit but during this virus I have had to stop because I need gloves and a bag every day and I feel by wearing gloves every day I am adding to the waste situation so will resume again once the virus has burnt out.
I guess my project is to highlight the litter and hopefully draw people’s attention to how it looks in places it should not be. I very much doubt my project will have any impact but we shall see ! I have a Facebook group called Bag it and Bin it feel free to join if you want. We can’t change the world but it would be nice to change a few people’s ways !
I have never had the time to do a 365 and working as a Professional Photographer I was far to busy with my work so the last thing I wanted to do was pick up a camera once more every day and take or remember to take one more photo !
I was trying to think of a project to do this year and after taking a few photos on my Dog walks Matt Walkley Suggested I do a Path Project and from there I have decided to do my first ever 365 project.
So my 2020 365 Project will be pathways, it will be shot on my iphone 11 pro max and in black and white.
You will be able to follow along on my instagram account @matt6t6 I did think about starting a new Insta for the project but I am trying to reduce my social media not add to it !
I have always thought a 365 would drive me nuts so I am about to find out.
One thing is for sure this time next year I will have taken a lot of images of Paths !!!