Thursday, March 3, 2011

Restaurant Ritual

I don't know exactly what sparked my interest in doing this, but on my birthday this past December I decided to embark on a year of self-portrait reflections in the bathroom mirrors of every restaurant or bar that I go to, until my next birthday.  This was the first one, taken on my b-day 12/10/10...

convivio.

Most of the time, I use my iPhone, because I always have it with me.

new leaf cafe.

It's become such a ritual, that my husband invariably asks when I come out of the ladies room, "Did you take your picture?"  He knows I am crazy, but I love that he plays along :)

stop

Are you working on any photography projects or daily photography rituals?

I am linking up with The Sunday Creative this week, where the word is---you guessed it---ritual.

The Sunday Creative

15 comments:

R Montalban said...

I like this ritual that you speak of :-)

Dorian Susan said...

This is a creative ritual...wish I ate out more often. I especially like that last shot. Sometimes restrooms really gross me out tho'-you're braver than me. But, you've peaked my interest in starting a photographic ritual. Hmmmm.

Jamie said...

That is so cool - what a fun idea

Jillsy Girl said...

I love that last one! Sounds like a fun idea. I need to think of one.

lisa said...

What an original idea!! Truly fantastic, and I just LOVE it!!

Virginia said...

Nope, no photography projects of daily rituals. However my family and I are doing a drawing/art daily ritual project right now on 3x5 cards. I'm sticking it up on a new blog. (in my profile)

Ashley Sisk said...

What an awesome idea! Love it.

krissilugbill said...

love that idea! so fun, they are all adorable shots :) love that coat in the last one!

Oliag said...

I was taking an iphone photo every day at 5PM for awhile but frankly it got boring after awhile and I slowly stopped. I do take a photo of the view from the bathroom whenever I go on vacation...most of the time it is very nice:)

Anika said...

I love this series of yours! Do you ever find yourself in the bathroom while other people are in there? I'm curious if you still take your shot or wait til they leave... It's going to make a fabulous collection when the year is up...a good book!

Clare B said...

This is such a great idea. I'm supposed to be taking self-portraits but I've totally sucked at it so far, perhaps I should start small and just do reflections and see where that takes me.

justine said...

that is a great ritual, love your series of shots.

InĂªs Correa said...

I don"t know what comes in mind when we take some pictures, but this idea you had of making photos in any mirror for a year it's very interesting. Go ahead. Ah, the celular one are really unusual.

Robyn said...

Hey - I love the coat you are wearing in that last one! I have made a project of documenting our snowfall this winter in hopes I can keep it interesting and not have all the photographs look the same. It is hard when everything is just...white!

May all your bathrooms be clean....

Tracey said...

That's a great idea - you'll build up a fantastic collection of photos! :)