I’m inordinately impressed by anyone who manages to stick to a daily routine – any daily routine. If you strip away the absolute basics, like eating meals, brushing my teeth, breathing in and out, there are very few things I have the discipline (or organisational skills) to do every single day. It’s why I’ve never had much luck keeping a diary, or nurturing plants, or sticking to a revision/study timetable – and I don’t just have a beard because I prefer how it looks.
It’s one of the reasons why I was so proud of the 100-day run streak I did last year, and why I’m a little disappointed I didn’t manage to keep it up this winter. It felt good to take on and break down that slightly scatty side of my personality; to challenge myself and come out on top, at least for a short while.
For the last couple of years, I’ve watched other people take on big blogging or writing projects, from well-established, mass participation exercises like NaNoWriMo through to more personalised, community efforts like Click Click 365. I’ve admired their dedication, creativity and focus, while remaining fairly certain that I didn’t have sufficient reserves of any of those qualities to consider joining them.
That may still prove to be the case. It’s entirely possible that I’m best suited to sporadic participation in these sorts of things. To skipping the odd Sinful Sunday, or only blogging when I really feel like it. To business as usual. However, when discussing Molly’s February Photo Fest meme with my fiancée last night, I was struck by a sudden desire to put myself to the test. It’s only 28 days, after all, and I know plenty of people I can ask to help out, whether that involves supplying ideas, making requests, or actually getting behind (or in front of) a camera for me. It should be doable. Right?
Well, we’ll see. But I’m definitely going to give it a go. That means (at least) one erotic photo a day for the whole of February, beginning today. I’m going to aim for a good mix of the explicit and the suggestive; I’d also like to explore a few different concepts and techniques, if I can. Overall though, I don’t want to set myself overly ambitious content targets – just finding 28 different images that I’m happy enough to share will be enough of a challenge!
For this first post, I thought I’d go with something basic. I like the kind of composition and angle I used for these three shots, because it’s easy to set up and take by myself, and I think it comes with a fairly easy, obvious story. Or at least allows the person looking at it to put themselves in the frame. It’s also inherently, unabashedly filthy, which I’m never going to regard as a bad thing. Sometimes I just want to see someone on their knees in front of me. This was one of those times.