Project 365 days of home photo-documentation
This morning, I looked around my bedroom and sort of panicked, thinking to myself why in the world did I begin with this room? There’s nothing really interesting in it. I don’t spend any time in my bedroom other than to sleep. But I committed myself to photograph as many days as possible in this room. Looking closer, I realized that the corner where I keep all my jewelry has great potential.
I’m discovering some emerging patterns in this experimental project. The first day, I just listed some “because” – intuitive reasons for engaging in this. Since then, I’ve had some time to think over the reasons, and I am discovering more and more reasons for this project. I posted a technical reason yesterday.
Reason no. 2: To establish some sort of a ritual for my creative writing process. I’ve been having quite some trouble in the last few months with the novel-in-progress I’m working on, and one of the reasons for that is the fact that I’m dealing with some specific issues that are having extremely difficult effects on me emotionally. So I’ve been taking notes, writing a lot in my journal, but avoiding the actual writing of the scenes. This experimental project will hopefully also serve me to anchor myself in terms of writing, to give my creativity a boost.
I found the rose quartz necklace at the Haifa flea market a couple of weeks ago, when I went to photography Wadi Salib. The hearts necklace is a cheesy plastic one, but I really love it, especially because of its innocent, childish look. I bought it for 3 NIS from two little girls who had set up a small stall in the neighbourhood during the summer holidays.
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