The project began as a way to learn about blogging and explore the potentials of web publishing. When I started I did not expect that I would still be doing it today, but in retrospect I suppose I should have predicted it. Given my belief that daily practice is essential to discovery and growth, The Daily Post has emerged as an important component defining my connection to photography. All of my projects are referred to within it; its central concerns form the foundation of my other work.
When I take notice of the world am I always filtering it according to a set of internal demands? Or, can I maintain a openness to receive and transcribe coincidences the world might offer up? And what role does the camera and its own set of demands (frame, focus, length of exposure, sensitivity to light) play in all this?
The Daily Post is not about any particular subject beyond the fact of time’s passage. More than any other body of work it emphasizes a central question that has always compelled me to make pictures: where do photographs come from? I wonder this because my favorite photographs feel like gifts and just barely concoctions of my own.
I hope that making (or finding) a photograph every day, purposefully avoiding subject-based themes, and having an easily accessible archive catalogued by date, all combine to de-emphasize the photograph as a self-contained world and offer a means to consider more enthusiastically moments in life that catch the eye.
Much to my delight, the site has infected some of its visitors . People often tell me they like clicking through a few months or years worth of Daily Posts late at night. Some mention that they witnessed for themeselves a moment in their day ripe for posting. I am always curious to know what it was they noticed. I like hearing they were struck, that they encountered something they recognized in a new and unexpected way.