A Project: My History Of Sadness

15

Have you searched for photos tagged with 'happy' and 'sad'? While there are 54419 photos with 'happy', there are only 6984 with 'sad'. That is because we all like to share our happy moments. Maybe you've already heard it or you've just heard it now. This is the first line of a project I made. If you want to see the project, and learn more about the story behind the idea, keep reading.

Credits: ezgeey

It all began with just another Monday morning. I got up really early to go to school. I walked to school and entered the class. It was an obligatory class for me and there were no seats available. There was no space to sit in class at all. I got really upset and left. Then I saw one of my favorite teachers in the university, going to the class next to mine. It was a sociology class that I already took before but I wanted to enter the class anyway, and found a seat at the back.

His lecture was about Emile Durkheim’s ‘Suicide’. Then he asked the class, ‘Are you happy with your lives? What makes you sad?’ People started to utter some words, events that made them sad. Then I remembered the movie Beginners by Mike Mills. There is a graphic artist Oliver Fields who draws The History of Sadness.

As he was lecturing, I began to think about my own history of sadness, and I drew it. The guy sitting next to me was a little nervous. ‘You keep taking notes, oh my god, should I take that many notes in this class? Should I?’ ‘Yes, you should, but this is for something else.’ I said. It was fun.

Two days after that class, I had a copywriting course. We got our first assignment. We had to make a campaign and it should be something personal. I decided to make something about me and others. I had something personal in my hands, but I wanted to hear about other people. The rest is in the video:

✘ Youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=NHtqZboLgFs

Although the video campaign is a class assignment, my project is real. I want to collect your history of sadness. If it is possible. Send stories, photos, pictures, drawings, videos or anything you can think of related to your history of sadness to icollectmoments@yahoo.com.
-——-
All the photos* in this video are analogue and were taken by me and some lomoghraphers around here:
bluedust_05, strangelilgirl filby lisi superlighter ryszard70 jazzi robertafioravanzo benmartin istionjr tcamfid marissa hellaalleh hinzn superclochette nation-of-pomation kobehasanidea theoclunk falsedigital benwithpen herk bananaayokimoto falsedigital bebopbebop warning hanibale shiseiten ariannapaloma natalieerachel patorayado lilario cinzinc rachelcooties z vici 627668 noe_arteaga saturedcamtar cmy agung_achmad el_gomex werriston vtayeh kaelcat rake barakalofi nally cohetesnaranjas takezzo anafaro mikahsupageek mikeman85 blinghaha jprswim deprofundis reneg88 life_on_mars avocado-in-a-world-of-cucumbers bloomchen i-ex twizzer88 lauren10ashlee jillpossible abcdefuck susielomowitz breakphreak izaiza meryl jasiehasie brokenglasses tagliatele_la_testa caseysherman == k_melancholy== dazedwallflower caroni c0pe primula claudi1007 snailish mirco caroni cyan-shine claudi1007

I hope I didn’t forget anyone else! Thank you all for great shots!

*I hope you don’t mind that I used the photos without asking the right to use, but I wasn’t planning to share the video while I was making it. Everything happened all of a sudden, I couldn’t help it. And I thought if someone uses my photos for a project I’d be very happy. I hope you’ll be happy too.:)

written by ezgeey on 2012-10-25 in #lifestyle #memories #analogue #lifestyle #inspirational #moments #history-of-sadness #mike-mills #my-history-of-sadness

15 Comments

  1. dollymixture
    dollymixture ·

    I love this idea and project. Email sent : )
    Dolly.

  2. ezgeey
    ezgeey ·

    "@dolymixture":/homes/dollymixture thank you so much, that means a lot! :)

  3. ezgeey
    ezgeey ·

    if only i could make it, obviously i don't know how to mention :P @dollymixture

  4. ezgeey
  5. vici
    vici ·

    honored.

  6. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    great use of our pictures, I really like the project. It make me think a lot to my moment of sadness.

  7. dollymixture
    dollymixture ·

    @ezgeey Your welcome : )

  8. twizzer88
    twizzer88 ·

    Really like the project. I hadn't really thought about the sad photos on here before.

  9. filby
    filby ·

    Really well done :)

  10. tagliatele_la_testa
    tagliatele_la_testa ·

    great work! honored!

  11. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    it's a great project! :) Will send in mine when im free. :D

  12. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    really great project!
    I'll send it when I'm free, bookmarked it.

  13. nally
    nally ·

    I love this! Thank you for using my photo :0) And good luck with the project - great idea!

  14. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    thanks for sharing your idea and beautiful project. i'm very much honored to be a part.

  15. mikeman85
    mikeman85 ·

    Thank you for letting one of my photos be part of your project. So glad you showed me too!

More Interesting Articles

  • Scare Us with Your Spookiest Petzval Halloween Photos Rumble

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-29 in #competitions
    Scare Us with Your Spookiest Petzval Halloween Photos Rumble

    Got scary ideas for Halloween? It's almost here and most of you are probably ready with the spookiest costumes ever! You can't let your spookiest best go by without capturing them, so load up those cameras, snap the terror away and turn it into Halloween fun. While you're at it, pick your best Petzval Halloween photos and join this rumble!

    2
  • Lomo'Instant Boston Competition

    written by jacobs on 2015-03-03 in #gear #news #competitions
    Lomo'Instant Boston Competition

    What comes to mind when you think of Boston? Maybe it's the Red Sox, or maybe it's Baked Beans? With our newest competition to celebrate the release of the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition, we want to know what Boston means to you. Even if you've never been to Boston — no problem! We want to see your best shots that represent Boston to you!

    1
  • A Compilation of Lomo'Instant Stories

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2015-08-04 in #gear #news
    A Compilation of Lomo'Instant Stories

    There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!

    1
  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • Make Your Own Lomo'Instant Scan Adapter!

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2015-03-24 in #gear #tipster
    Make Your Own Lomo'Instant Scan Adapter!

    Are you annoyed by Newton's rings that appear when you're scanning your Lomo'Instant shots? I am, so I came up with the idea to create something to ensure that the photos don't touch the glass, but aren't too far away from it either because of the sharpness.

    7
  • 12 Months, 12 Projects: March Of Caffenol

    written by Maaike van Stratum on 2015-04-12 in #world #lifestyle
    12 Months, 12 Projects: March Of Caffenol

    My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.

    1
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-06 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!

    10
  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • How To Make Dreamy Lomo'Instant-grams!

    written by jacobs on 2015-01-20 in #gear #tipster
    How To Make Dreamy Lomo'Instant-grams!

    Are you on the hunt for a way to take your Lomo'Instant skills to yet another insane level? Stop right there — you've found it! Now keep reading to find out how to make super cool Lomo'Instant-grams using a Lomo'Instant and a few common household items.

    6
  • The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-10-20 in #news
    The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!

    5
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-05 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!

    8
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Creative Vision, Personified:The Community's Most Creative Lomographers

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-02-03 in #world #lifestyle
    Creative Vision, Personified:The Community's Most Creative Lomographers

    As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.

    9
  • So here’s what we’ve been working on: an all new lomography.com

    written by recurving on 2015-02-03 in #world #news
    So here’s what we’ve been working on: an all new lomography.com

    For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.

    217
  • A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    written by shhquiet on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle
    A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!

    6