As someone who really values learning and personal growth I decided that I wanted to develop my photographic vision based on some of the photo books I own. With that I would take one or two rolls of film and loosely imitate another photographers work from a book, both their choice of subject matter and their visual tools. I recently picked up a copy of Ed Ruscha’s ‘Los Angeles Apartments’ and decided it would be a challenge to shoot apartment complexes since I wasn’t naturally drawn to that subject matter. And what I discovered is that it is truly fascinating to limit yourself to a subject like that. And in some ways very liberating. There are apartments all around me in Washington DC area so they wouldn’t be hard to find, but making interesting photographs certainly would be a challenge. For the project so far I used one roll of ilford xp2 in a point and shoot Nikon RD2 and one a roll of 120mm in my Mamiya 645. The following photographs are some of the selections I liked.