I got the idea from my friend Brian, who did it with a 35mm in 1995. At the end of 2003 I got a new digital camera, so I decided to try it myself for 2004. Is it Art or Navel Gazing? Is there a difference? Art is often considered an externalization of inner thoughts/conflicts/workings, and in some respects this does that. The pictures serve as a visual reminder or cue for memories of each day in a way that even a written journal cannot; there's something richer (for me, anyway) about the visual aspect that makes it compelling. Often I'll have multiple pics for a day, but I can look back and recall the reasons for choosing the one I did, and sometimes relive the conflict of it. It's a visual journal.
so now what?
Warning: Depending on the browser you use, if you click on these, they may come up really big -- each day is 266x200 pixels, about the size of these thumbnails. Although there is no full-frontal nudity -- nothing worse than a PG rating. Some of them will come up shockingly too big for some of the pics (January 4th is the worst), so be forewarned.