This month it’s all about embracing the winter funk and making something out of it. Here in the northern hemisphere it’s cold and dark and grey. That is the inspiration for this assignment. To hell with Valentine’s Day!
I have found that when I’m deep in a funk the very best thing I can do to get out of that funk is to go make something. The act of making something, anything, is cathartic. Don’t just sit in your shit and feel sorry for yourself.
Get your ass up. Go make something. And you know what? Make ANYTHING this month and share it with us. Want to make a B&W painting? Do it. Want to make a B&W video? Make that. Make it moody. Make it B&W. Submit a photo or screen shot of whatever you make and post that to Flickr, 500px, or IG with the #DEDPXL08 hashtag and a link to whatever you make so we can find it.
Dark, moody, B&W photos is what we want to see from you this month. Your goal is to capture an emotion. Make us feel something with your photographs this month. Connect with us. This isn’t about making technically perfect photos this month. Blow your focus. Underexpose. Experiment. If you are unable to come up with something think about these words and phrases and see if they spark some ideas ::
- Unrequited love
- Lost in thought
You can submit new work and NEW work only. Stay out of your damn archives. You will never become a better artist without getting out there and making new work.
If you have any questions or you’d like to add to this list of words then hit us in the comments below.
PS – CLEAN black and white only. No sepia or toning of any kind. Keep it clean, simple, and black and white.