A year ago from today, my Original Danbo arrived at our doorstep.
To celebrate this milestone, the Danbo Family surprised her with token gifts:
Happy Birthday, my Sweet Little Friend!
I also would like to give my sincerest thanks to all my Flickr Friends, old and new, for warmly welcoming me back. I shall catch up with you all soon!
Plus, some of you were asking about Danbo’s new arms as well.
Before I get to that, something about today. Today is a milestone of sorts.
A year ago from today, my very first Danbo arrived at my doorstep:
A day later from that day a year ago, I started my 365 Days Of Danbo Project.
Had I not taken those breaks, today could have been the second to the last day of the project.
Oh well, C’est la vie! I am just happy to be back.
To be honest, it wasn’t easy. The demands of a tight schedule from work and the lack of enthusiasm and inspiration kept me away from the project. Anytime I try to get back into it I would step right back out, thinking, “what more could I do that would set my Danbo images apart?”
I say that because I take special pride in what I do with my Danbo images, especially with coming up with unique ways to pose it. Sure, there are a lot of other photographers there who have their own Danbo, but I believe no one poses theirs like I do and I unabashedly take a lot pride in claiming that I came up with some of the most unique Danbo posing out there.
To name a few, here are some that I shared with Flickr that I am most proud of:
The first to put Danbo on a bike. Just not with a bike, but ON the bike:
I do not claim to be the first to pull out Danbo’s legs to create the “sitting” pose, but I do believe I am the first to push that idea further and pose the legs in all sorts of manner:
I believe I am also the first to pull the arms out so I can come up with arm poses like these:
Now, perhaps the idea that I am most proud of to share with you and claim to be THE VERY FIRST AND ONLY ONE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW is this: Danbo’s custom arms:
The idea of modifying Danbo’s arms came to me during that long hiatus that I went through. I was brainstorming and wanted to do something unique, something that no other Danbo owner has ever done before. You see, I got tired of doing the same pose over and over again, magnified by the fact that you soon see others doing the same thing with theirs. I wanted something unique.
I guess this is as unique as it can get!
I am excited with the possibilities and ideas that I can come up with with these new arms. It’s just what I needed to be inspired once again and to get a good jump start and get right back into this project.
Sorry I keep repeating myself, but I just want to say yet again that for the record I was the very first to thought about it, and I am very proud of that fact! Looking forward to sharing more photos of Danbo with you all in the coming days!
More to come; until the next time, have a nice day!