Month 1 of my Project 365 is complete! This is a personal project where I’ve committed to taking one photo, every day, all year long. Anything goes with these photos & creativity is key, so the subjects range from people, to places, to things and from the traditional to the avant-garde. If you are interested in seeing what I’ve been up to this past month, click on the image above or go to my personal photography blog at www.bethpoe.com.
December 24, 2013,
I’d like you meet someone I’ve known for years, but have actually never met until today. He spends most days sitting on a street corner not far from my home asking for food, water or ‘anything’ to help. I have driven past him virtually everyday for the past four years, and I kindly return his friendly smile or wave, or offer him some spare change if it is available. His presence has become so commonplace to me, that if he isn’t on the street corner I get a bit worried, and I wonder what has happened to him. Despite this, I have never once bothered to take a moment out of my day to sit with him and ask him his story. Well today I decided to change all that. Instead of simply driving by, I pulled into a nearby drug store and purchased a Santa’s hat as a gift for him. I then walked over to meet him and find out more about this man I see nearly everyday but know nothing about.