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“The Birth of 365”

         There is a driving force inside Todd and Brad Reed pushing them to the limits in almost every aspect of their lives. Inherited and learned from the generations before them, the intensity with which Todd and Brad live their lives is sometimes hard to contain. With cameras in hand and a practiced vision of how to see the world in photographs, this father and son photography team unleashes their emotions through their compositions. That emotional aspect of their photography is what helps set the duo apart.

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     When artists are not able to “live” their craft on a daily basis, their souls can start to feel constrained and held back in this increasingly hectic world. So was the case for the Reeds. Thus was born the idea for the 365 Project.

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     The 365 Project started out as simple idea. Todd and Brad Reed would each make one photograph a day for the entire calendar year of 2010. With no self-imposed limits on what subjects to photograph or where to photograph them, the Reeds were set free to soar on a year-long personal vision quest to revitalize their souls and grow as visual artists.

     Within the first few weeks of shooting the 365 Project, both Todd and Brad started to feel at one again with their cameras and the visual world around. Photography as a full-throttle action sport was back in their lives. They each ran their own race, going in the direction of their own choosing. And yet they worked as a team. Like racecars drafting each other to go faster and thereby run their best race, they pushed each other throughout the year to new limits artistically and technically.

With Facebook and their business website as the main venues for the 365 Project during 2010, the Reeds focused their energy on making good art every single day. They discovered the expected and the unexpected. The Michigan shoreline, landscape, country and nature scenes for which they are widely known continued to attract the Reeds’ hearts and viewfinders. But images from as far away as Hawaii and as close to home as children and grandchildren show the more personal side of the year for Todd and Brad. Also finding a home in the 365 Project are some photojournalism portraits and a few images so abstract that viewers may not know what they are seeing.

The 365 Project quickly grew into a social media phenomenon. The weekly response to the 14 new photos uploaded every Friday afternoon was overwhelming. It was the fans and excited customers whose enthusiastic support and encouragement prompted the Reeds to take the 365 Project beyond a virtual diary to limited-edition hardcover art book.

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The year flew by. The Reeds captured many of the images they had their hearts set on; others they did not, even after many visits to the same place. Some images were made to their satisfaction and appeared headed for selection as the Picture of the Day, only to be dropped when something more compelling presented itself.  Sometimes they returned again and again until all the ingredients of a picture were optimum; sometimes that perfect day never came. Those pictures remain in Todd’s and Brad’s mental diaries of future pictures, perhaps to be part of a future book.

Countless hours of shooting, image processing and computer work went into the 365 Project. More than 30,000 miles, hundreds of hikes and thousands of shutter-clicks also went by in carrying out a project that would ultimately be edited down to 730 images.

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Selecting only one moment each day to be included in the 365 Project was both a joyful and painful process. The images that made the cut speak volumes about Todd and Brad Reed personally. The 730 photographs selected show two visual artists exhilarated by life, focused on family, and passionate about the magnificent Point to Point region they are privileged to call home.

Come and get to know Todd and Brad Reed and see a year in their photographic lives unfold week by week in the critically acclaimed 365—A Year in the Photographic Lives of Todd and Brad Reed.

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365 A Year In The Photographic Lives

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365 A Year In the Photographic Lives of Todd and Brad Reed
Book and Images Available for Purchase!

button_buy_now.jpg

VIEW_IMAGES_HERE.jpg

“The Birth of 365”

         There is a driving force inside Todd and Brad Reed pushing them to the limits in almost every aspect of their lives. Inherited and learned from the generations before them, the intensity with which Todd and Brad live their lives is sometimes hard to contain. With cameras in hand and a practiced vision of how to see the world in photographs, this father and son photography team unleashes their emotions through their compositions. That emotional aspect of their photography is what helps set the duo apart.

161A_Todd_Reed_Day_161_of_365-June_10_2010.jpg

     When artists are not able to “live” their craft on a daily basis, their souls can start to feel constrained and held back in this increasingly hectic world. So was the case for the Reeds. Thus was born the idea for the 365 Project.

142B_Brad_Reed_Day_142_of_365-May_22_2010.jpg001A_Todd_Reed_Day_1_of_365-January_1_2010.jpg

     The 365 Project started out as simple idea. Todd and Brad Reed would each make one photograph a day for the entire calendar year of 2010. With no self-imposed limits on what subjects to photograph or where to photograph them, the Reeds were set free to soar on a year-long personal vision quest to revitalize their souls and grow as visual artists.

     Within the first few weeks of shooting the 365 Project, both Todd and Brad started to feel at one again with their cameras and the visual world around. Photography as a full-throttle action sport was back in their lives. They each ran their own race, going in the direction of their own choosing. And yet they worked as a team. Like racecars drafting each other to go faster and thereby run their best race, they pushed each other throughout the year to new limits artistically and technically.

With Facebook and their business website as the main venues for the 365 Project during 2010, the Reeds focused their energy on making good art every single day. They discovered the expected and the unexpected. The Michigan shoreline, landscape, country and nature scenes for which they are widely known continued to attract the Reeds’ hearts and viewfinders. But images from as far away as Hawaii and as close to home as children and grandchildren show the more personal side of the year for Todd and Brad. Also finding a home in the 365 Project are some photojournalism portraits and a few images so abstract that viewers may not know what they are seeing.

The 365 Project quickly grew into a social media phenomenon. The weekly response to the 14 new photos uploaded every Friday afternoon was overwhelming. It was the fans and excited customers whose enthusiastic support and encouragement prompted the Reeds to take the 365 Project beyond a virtual diary to limited-edition hardcover art book.

299B_Brad-Reed_Day-299-of-365-October-26_2010.jpg

The year flew by. The Reeds captured many of the images they had their hearts set on; others they did not, even after many visits to the same place. Some images were made to their satisfaction and appeared headed for selection as the Picture of the Day, only to be dropped when something more compelling presented itself.  Sometimes they returned again and again until all the ingredients of a picture were optimum; sometimes that perfect day never came. Those pictures remain in Todd’s and Brad’s mental diaries of future pictures, perhaps to be part of a future book.

Countless hours of shooting, image processing and computer work went into the 365 Project. More than 30,000 miles, hundreds of hikes and thousands of shutter-clicks also went by in carrying out a project that would ultimately be edited down to 730 images.

171A_Todd_Reed_Day_171_of_365-June_20_2010.jpg

Selecting only one moment each day to be included in the 365 Project was both a joyful and painful process. The images that made the cut speak volumes about Todd and Brad Reed personally. The 730 photographs selected show two visual artists exhilarated by life, focused on family, and passionate about the magnificent Point to Point region they are privileged to call home.

Come and get to know Todd and Brad Reed and see a year in their photographic lives unfold week by week in the critically acclaimed 365—A Year in the Photographic Lives of Todd and Brad Reed.