The full page for my photo a day project can be found here. The project was resumed on June 12th after I took a brief hiatus. It is still ongoing. Here are some of my favorite photos from each month:
mirrors was my first independent project in my advanced photography class during my senior year of high school (completed april 2017). I combined 3 mirrors using some duct tape (classy, I know) and created a triangular object that I used to shoot through. The full project page is available here.
prism was my second independent project in my previously mentioned advanced photography class (completed may 2017). I used a prism--like the ones typically used in a school science class to teach about light and how it bends--and mainpulated my photographs with it. The full project page is available here. Below are some highlights of project:
shattered was my final independent project in my advanced photography class (completed may 2017). I took a large square mirror, glued it to the top of a pizza box (again...classy) and took it out and shot with it. Needless to say, I got some glass shards in my hand from it, and it was nearly impossible keeping the mirror intact. In hindsight, I should have put a layer of duct tape on the back of the mirror to hold it together (just pro-tip if anyone attempts this), however I do not suggest condone attempting to recreate it or do a similar project. The full project page is available here. Below are some highlights of project:
This part of my year-in-review is where I look back and choose my 5 favorite photos that I've taken within the year and haven't already featured in this year-in-review. Here are my top 5 photos of 2017:
untitled / dec 10th
shapely / aug 8th
untitled / july 13th
untitled / aug 10th
bed of flowers / july 18th
2017 was an insane year for me, and I couldn't be prouder of the work I produced this year.
I widened my shooting locations to places incuding surrounding parts of the midwest, as well as Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee. I can only imagine the amazing shots I can get during my time travelling in 2018. I learned a lot and grew immensely as an artist. I'm so thankful that 10,000 people were crazy enough to follow my photography Twitter account, and I can only hope that number will continue to grow. Looking back, 2017 was a smashing success--I had so many great photos I'd simply forgotten about and I'm beyond glad I took the time to go back.
As always, thank you, and here's to a great 2018.
ethan kohl / 2017