But when I saw this come across Twitter, I was intrigued.
I think all of us have seen many different kinds of 365/52 photo projects, especially in the last few years.
However, this 365 project is just a little bit different.
Meet Maya and her personal project - Autism and My Daily Life. Here's a brief description in her own words:
And as my crazy busy season wrapped up in my photography business, I began to settle upon the idea of a photojournalism project, the goal of which will be to paint a photographic picture of what autism actually looks like. My main goal is to somehow portray how autism plays out in the banalities of family life, and not to create a Photoshopped, dramatic portrait of heroic individuals who have somehow overcome autism, or who have managed to turn their savant skill into something that made them rich, fabulous, or at least into an HBO movie.
So I am opening up my otherwise perfected photography blog to begin documenting the everyday lives of families living with autism. And to kick it off, let’s start....
Click here to visit Maya's blog, Maya's Eye Photography, and see the beginnings of her unique and deeply personal photo project.
If you're anything like me, you'll be inspired by the pictures not because of how lovely they are, but because of the story they tell. Which is exactly what I want out of my pictures.
What an awesome way to capture our special kiddos - not made-up or retouched or aiming for perfection. Just a real look at the way it is.
And that's a beautiful thing.