It’s October, and it’s the 10th, so I am back with my 10-on-10 post. This series started back in August when Shannon Harrison of Jack and Ruby Studios posted an amazing personal project on her blog. Her post was so real and on target with where I was feeling in my own photography journey. Several of us over at The Bloom Forum were inspired by Shannon’s post and kicked off our own 10-on-10 group, and here we are for our third installment (click here to see last months). How does it work? On the tenth of each month, the photographers in my blog circle will link their blogs together to share ten images taken over the course of ten hours in a day. No matter what, the important point is to shoot for ourselves the things we want to remember most, the details, the moments.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been sending little emails to the 10-0n-10 group encouraging them to take photographs for themselves, and document something that they will look back at and have a sigh of relief that they took the time to capture those moments. For me this usually means capturing my kids being kids. But this month I decided to photograph something a little different…a day with my co-workers. These are the peeps that I spend most of my time with day to day. We are all scientist of some sort that come together, work hard, meet timelines and rinse and repeat! On this particular day though, the work group that I am a part of planned an offsite for team building, for fun, and for food. We were also celebrating a birthday, and getting ready to say good-bye to a friend that was moving away.
The group activity chosen for the offsite was at an industrial arts center called, The Crucible in Oakland, CA. Our team task, to make a glass fired mosaic, where each of us made a 4 x 4 inch mosaic tile that was to become part of a large group art installation. The theme of the installation…work life balance. Each of us came up with our own design and had two hours to cut all the glass, and glue them in place to make our art. I’m not sure any of us really knew what to expect, but I know in the end that everyone had a wonderful time hanging out, conversing, and learning a little bit more about each other. And lunch was delicious, though I pretty sure that the people sitting across from me at lunch eyed my camera wearily with each bite.
I hope you enjoy seeing the wonderful group of people that I work with! It was such a nice way to spend the day!
And remember you can check out the next photographer in the circle, starting with my friend Laurie Vengoechea of a Favored Life!