Hello and welcome to the debut of a brand new collaborative project.
Back in May, Courtney Zerizef — a photographer based in Portland — reached out to me with an idea. Frustrated with her lack of personal documentation, Courtney had decided to challenge herself to post ten, non-work related photos onto her blog every month. They would all be shot on the same day, all be free of any ties to a professional shoot, and would be posted on the tenth day of each month. Ten photos, on the tenth day — 10 on 10. Voila!
To add a layer of community (and accountability) to the project, Courtney decided to include a number of other professional photographers from around the county. So she invited myself, as well as four others, to get involved. I loved the idea of taking on a long-term, personal project. I also loved the idea of widening my circle of comrades in the big ol’ photo world. Which brings us to today. Welcome, again.
For the next twelve months, I will be routinely posting a 10-on-10 update here. I hope you enjoy taking a look at a bit of personal work, and I would definitely encourage you to follow the links I’ve included below of the five other photographers joining this experiment. They are all fabulous, and I’m very excited to get to know them each a bit better.
Ready, set, go.
So as some of you know, at the beginning of this month I moved from my little, city studio to a mountain house with my father and two siblings. My studio lease had expired and rather than renew it for just the few remaining months between now and our wedding, I decided to invade my family’s personal space (what’s family for, right?), and take up a room in my dad’s newly acquired mountain retreat. I’ve only been here for a brief time so far. Adjusting to the nuances of this new living situation has been an experiment in and of itself, but I have to say it’s been pretty great so far. It’s quiet, and serene up here, and nice to have a calm hamlet to retreat to after a long day’s work. This move also afforded me the perfect subject matter for my first 10-on-10 installment. Allow me to introduce you to the Mountain House. And to two men in my life, Dan and Chris. The betrothed and the bro.
Hardly a terrible view.
So there you have it. You’ve gotten a taste for this idea, so proceed ahead to these other fine examples.