100 Days

what if you paused each day and took just one photo that captured your life at that moment. And then you did it again, and again, and again for 100 consecutive days. Welcome to my #100dayproject.

By Tor McIntosh

Day 100: Clifton Downs

Day 100: Clifton Downs

Inspired by an interview I'd read with the artist Elle Luna in The Great Discontent, on 1st September 2015 I set myself a challenge as a way to flex my creative muscles: take one landscape format photo on my iPhone 5s for 100 consecutive days and upload it to a tumblr account.

This was my 100-Day Project. And today was Day 100.

On reflection, most days the project was a fun diversion to my day-to-day activities, but admittedly on some days it was a bit of a chore (and the lack of creativity on those days is clearly evident). Also, as the days got shorter – and I retreated inside myself a bit – I did struggle to stay motivated with the project.

However, it is interesting and insightful looking back over the photos, as it's an honest visual diary of the past three months of my life. I particularly love the visual evidence of the changing seasons. And the obvious fact that I clearly love landscapes, being outside, cats, cups of tea/coffee and reading magazines.

Why don't you challenge yourself to complete a #100DayProject? Let us know what creative process you commit to for 100 days. Good luck!

What Is the 100-Day Project? It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.
— The Great Discontent