Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Project365: My Rules

My first series of posts will be a Project 365 photo assignment as my New Year's Resolution for 2011. If you're not familiar with Project 365, you can read about it here.

Here are the rules that I will impose upon myself (and that you should help hold me to as well):

1. I will take AT LEAST one photograph per day.
2. I will post one photograph from each day.
3. Due to scheduled important events, unforseen circumstances, and Acts of God, I may not post EVERY day. I may need to post a couple days' worth of photos at once, but I urge you to keep me on schedule.
4. I will write about the photograph (where it was taken, shooting conditions, important camera notes, and any back-story). I reserve the right to break this rule if I feel that my words will detract from the image itself.
5. Absolutely NO cop-out pictures allowed. This is an excercise in photography, not angsty-myspace-self-portrait-making.

Feel free to offer criticism, advice, and encouragement on all of my Project 365 photos.

My first photo day will be January 1, 2011.

About Flyover Country Architect

Flyover Country: the region of the United States situated between the more heavily-populated East and West Coasts. The part of the country that many Americans only view by air and never actually see in person.

And I'm in the heart of it.

I grew up near two of the largest "real" cities in flyover country: Minneapolis and St. Paul. I went to Architecture school at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. When I graduated in Spring 2009 I must have missed my freeway exit in the Twin Cities. I ended up in Des Moines, Iowa, where I work as an Intern Architect.

I've spent my whole life in this landlocked, agrarian, often forgotten region of our country. Flyover Country Architect is my place to share local architecture and history, my photography, and my adventures in the Midwest and beyond.

Maybe this will inspire you to come visit Iowa. If not, just wave at us the next time you fly over.