Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day One -To My Eye, Reminding Which Lies I Have Been Hiding

For Day One of this endeavor, I thought it fitting to display a self-portrait. This is the only self-portrait I hope to show in the next 365 days. Ostensibly, this is a blog about me, but will focus more directly on the things most dear to me in an effort to stimulate creative thought and revive the role of photography in my life.

That's me. But you knew that, because this is a self-portrait. I'm a lawyer, which explains my shirt, tie, and the sharks on said tie. That is my camera. It is a Canon Rebel XSi Digital SLR. It is one of the finest gifts I've ever received. My lovely fiancee gave it to me for my 28th birthday just four days before she became my lovely wife. I love this camera.

That is my beard. For now I'll say officially that I'm growing it because the Blackhawks are in the playoffs. I will not shave it off until one of two things happen: 1) The Hawks win Lord Stanley's Cup, or 2) The Hawks are eliminated from the playoffs. I care not what my boss or my wife say. This one stays until one of those two aforementioned events occurs. In reality, I simply like growing a beard, shaving it off, then starting all over with the growth of another beard. It is one of my favorite pastimes, along with photography, and learning how to play ice hockey. I have to go to my third to last Adult Instructional Ice Hockey (101 level) class right now, so I must leave you.

I want to thank my wife for encouraging me to take more photos, and my friend Amber for inspiring me to take on this 365 day long project. 364 days to go...


  1. Congrats and kudos for starting this! I know DPG, and you are definitely someone who needs/deserves a creative outlet. Looking forward to keeping up with the blog.

  2. Looking forward to following! Great introduction to yourself today.

  3. Good start. Looking forward to the next 364. And nice beard.

  4. Interesting project Mr Pound. I'll be following. I also have the same camera - perhaps we can talk features some time.......
    Nice beard - you're a real boy now.