I’m not sure where this idea was born. Earlier this summer (2009) I kicked around the idea of photographing the Delaware Bay and perhaps what’s left of the oyster industry. The spark of that idea quickly faded but I knew I needed something new to photograph, something long-term that involved travel.
Now that Iceland is behind me, I wanted to challenge myself again. I never know how my ideas of what I want to photograph arise. I only know that they appear at random times — maybe there is some kind of subconscious brainstorming going that feeds me these things.
So that’s the challenge, photographing what I find along — or even in — a river from its headwaters to where it meets the sea. Another challenge I’m facing is that I usually start photographing a project before I create a website to show the images. So the pressure to do this well is on.
The fun part of this project is that it’s web based. I mean, of course I imagine having exhibits of these photos in towns along the river. But a blog with a purpose is also nice. So my toolbox is filled with cameras, both still and video, GPS to geotag the photos, this blog and hopefully good fortune. Stay tuned.