Thursday October 16, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – October 16, 2014 is the fifth anniversary of “One Photograph Every Day for the Rest of My Life.” 1,827 days. Without a miss. This is the first day of year six.

In documenting this long-term project online I’ve reached an audience that would have been impossible in a pre-digital era. I tweet images daily (the same ones that I post here). Woody’s Twitter feed. I passed a major milestone last week: more than 50,000 Twitter followers.

Needless to say I’ve learned a lot in five years. I’m working with an editor to explore threads looking to develop future shows. Over the next year I’ll begin selling prints of the most successful images.

On the first day of this project, October 16, 2009, I shot the Jean Dubuffet sculpture “Four Trees” at One Chase Manhattan Plaza. In retrospect the composition looks contrived (actually all compositions are contrived, aren’t they) but I’m stuck with this as image #1 forever. I went back and reviewed the 10/16/2009 shoot; the image that I posted was the only shot that I took of the Dubuffet (which is mad). Here’s a three frame stitch from the same day that I now find more interesting:

Day one
Day one

So let’s celebrate the anniversary with a gallery of what I found today on revisiting One Chase Manhattan Plaza (the Dubuffet is still there):

One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
One Chase Manhattan
Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet

An Trinity Church:

Trinity Church
Trinity Church

On this day five years ago, day one, the ur-Dubuffet:

Jean DuBuffet "Four Trees" One Chase Manhattan Plaza
Jean DuBuffet “Four Trees” One Chase Manhattan Plaza