I wanted the weekend to continue because it was the time that I could get things done that I really enjoyed. Now, when I look back on my working days, I wonder at how short the time was between Friday evening and Sunday night. It doesn't seem like enough time to recharge before going back to work. I'm often amazed at all the multi-tasking I did when I was still working full time. And I'm still multi-tasking, heaping more things to do on my plate, but I have to say that I am greatly enjoying just about everything that I do now.
One of the new projects that I am thinking about doing is to photograph those who are down and out in this town. I was inspired to read what Chris Arnade did in his photo documentation of the Faces of Addiction. I have talked to a fellow I know who works at the city homeless shelter and am going to write a proposal to do a project in which I photograph those who will agree and write about their story. I'm not sure where this will be going other than to let the photos and their words tell their own story. Perhaps it will be possible to do an exhibit at some point. Right now, this is an idea that I feel compelled to explore.
I have also wanted to document the people of the Lowcountry Sea Islands and tell a bit of their story. I see this as a vanishing culture in the South. Development of the islands is happening at a rapid rate, so much so that many of the old ways will likely die out. Once again, theirs is a story worth telling through photos and words.