Last week I received one of those chain challenged on Facebook from a friend. She challenged me to post one black and white photo per day for a week. My initial reaction was to make grayscale versions of existing images I created with my DSLR, but it seemed like a good opportunity to try something different.
I decided to shoot images on the day of posting–of anything that caught my eye–with my iPhone. I didn't spend time agonizing over composition or getting things perfect. It was much more immediate and I even enjoyed getting things deliberately grimy and out of focus. I was just trying to do something I wouldn't normally do.
The results were much more abstract than normal, and expressive in a different way. I didn't overthink anything and it was surprisingly fun and cathartic to through everything I've been working on out the window for a week and just shoot for the hell of it.