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October 2, 2010
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Sep 29, 2010, 4:25:38 PM
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week fifty two by Rona-Keller week fifty two by Rona-Keller
    that girl right there
    will make it on her own

so this is it, the end of a project that has lasted for a whole year.
during the past fifty two weeks, I believe I have come closer to the person I am supposed to be. when I started this project, I was afraid of what would come next and at the same time I wanted to remember every single moment of it.
my last year of school began and I have never been as stressed before. I have never slept as little before and I have never wanted to give up as many times before. when I look back now, I see all I have been feeling in the pictures I took for every week of that year. I see despair and loneliness, but at the same time joy and feeling safe.
during the first thirty weeks school took over my life and I hardly had time for anything else. but at some point, I had survived my a-levels and the stress was over for at least a bit. I could finally spend time with friends again and relax, only to get drawn back by new exams and tests a few weeks later. a last stressful phase began and in week forty one, everything was over. everything I feared when I started this project was suddenly over and I was the happiest I have ever been. I could finally concentrate on other things, I made new friends, and although there have been bad and unproductive days too, this summer was the best one I ever had.
and now I am almost where I have been last year: I am afraid. afraid of what the future will bring. afraid of letting go everything that was, afraid of things changing and friends leaving. but there is this little difference. I have learned a lot during the past year and I believe that this project has helped me appreciate everything I have and that is what makes accepting changes easier for me now.
in some respects I know exactly what I want, and then again I have no idea whatsoever. and that is okay as it is.
the past year also made me realize where I want to go with my photos. I have started to take film photos and I took a picture a day for one hundred days of my summer. all that, and most of all the photos I took for this project, made me realize that I want them to be memories. when I look at all the pictures Iíve taken during the past fifty two weeks, I see that I have done something right. because they make me feel and they mean the world to me. and that is all I wanted to achieve when I started this project.
I hope at least some of them also mean something to all of you guys out there who are viewing and commenting and favouriting my photos. and I just want to say thank you for always being here and looking at what I wanted to express. Thank you so very much.

right now I donít know what will come next, but I know that I have a whole new life ahead of me.
and I know that I want to develop. I want to change. I want to make it on my own.

september 6 Ė 12, 2010
fifty two weeks project

© Rona Keller
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Given 2012-11-27
A bold statement and conclusion to a 52 week project - week fifty two by *Rona-Keller is creative, colourful and emotive. ( Suggested by cloe-patra and Featured by Kaz-D )
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Thank you :aww:
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
;) (Wink) 
Saher4ever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this photo.
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thank you so much! :hug:
xat72 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Photographer
what are you doing now? I am really curious how you went on to develop your passion for photography and how you are creating your own future :)
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Shortly after this project, I went to France for five months to work as an au pair. It was a time of finding parts of myself I didn't like, and other parts I never want to give away. But even more so, I found myself a (temporary) home, which will always have a place in my heart. After coming back to Germany I spent a year working and trying to figure myself out more, and then went to Stuttgart near the end of 2012 to study Visual Communication, which I am still doing now. I loved the change that moving to another city brought along, and the first weeks here are some of my favourites in my whole life so far. I have made new friends and met a boy who cares for me, and I have built a place to come home to that is my own. Somewhere along the way I even started to do commissioned shoots, so I am kind of making a living doing that at the moment. I am still taking photos wherever I go, mostly film, and it is always lovely to go back to my old shooting habits (that are similar to those of this photo) now and then to remember what it is that I would like to hold onto.
Thank you for caring. :hug:
xat72 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for sharing! I think the journey you are on sounds wonderful.  I have a friend who lives in Stuttgart now :)
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Eih-Photograhy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sublime *_*
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