50 nuances d'été - week 1

I love personal projects. For most of the time I have called myself a photographer, I've been involved in one personal project or another. Although they can be long and arduous, personal projects push and pull me in ways that are very good from a creativity standpoint. Almost all of my favourite images were made within the context of a personal project, and I attribute so much of my progress as a photographer to them - in short, they have been good to me! At the beginning of 2017, I sadly fell off the personal project wagon. I started a P52, then dropped out after a couple of weeks. I shot a bit in the months that followed, but I was aimless in my approach. I guess you could say I lost my "phojo". When I heard that my good friend and fellow photographer, Geneviève, was starting a new summer photography project called 50 nuances d'été, I knew this was the perfect time to jump right in.

50 nuances d'été is a photography project that calls for 4 images per week for the duration of the summer months. There are no constraints and no theme (unless "summer" can count as a theme). My goal is to document parts of my family's summer and hopefully, to collect a few new favourite images along the way (I may already have one in this current batch!). Each week, at the end of my post, I will provide a link to another photographer's blog, and you can follow the circle for more photographic inspiration.

For my family, week 1 was all about settling into our summer condo at Bromont and introducing our 6-month-old puppy Ruby to the area. Temperatures were unseasonably cool, but that didn't stop us from getting out and enjoying the beautiful nature on the mountain. 

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Please continue following this project by visiting the blog of the extremely talented Annick Paradis of Quebec City next! Link is here. Bonne semaine!