Giving perfectionism the boot

I'm one of those annoying perfectionists who is never quite satisfied. So striving to create something unique and technically amazing every single day feels like a massive burden to me. I tried the 52 project last year and rather than get my creative juices flowing, I found it forced an unnecessary pressure to create.

Whilst I love creating beautiful images, for me the real value of photography lies in the memories it helps to preserve. I feel like photography should be spontaneous and of the moment. So this year in a bid to kick my perfectionism and to value each and every day I started a photo journal using instagram.

Of course my phone photos aren't going to win any awards; but they're a way for me to document my year, to value the small things and to make every day count.

Week 1 of my 365 project on instagram  @nikkicooperx

Week 1 of my 365 project on instagram @nikkicooperx

Do you have an instagram account or are you doing your own 365 project? I'd love to see it! Leave a link in the comments below.

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