It is more about the act of making the picture – the act of seeing – than anything else. I use my camera phone or a point and shoot because one of them is always with me. These images may resurface as postcard special gifts to clients or friends or end up as singles on my website, but usually they just get stored on a hard drive and archived.
I believe it is good practice to always try to make pictures especially when I am not on assignment. I call it visual yoga… a sort of stretching of the eye if you will. The idea is to take a few extra steps to try and see the world around you differently instead of taking the same visual approach or perspective every time I make pictures.
The practice of doing this helps me grow as a visual person and teaches me to explore situations more. For a while I was collecting these daily pictures and putting them into a book I made, if I ever felt uninspired I could thumb through it and see my growth.