2019: 59 rolls of film remain. Everything else from last year has been processed, scanned, re-sized and loaded onto a drive. Once these final rolls are processed and the task is complete, the drive will go to Germany so Mario’s machine can crunch data and perform whatever magic it will perform. (Clearing out thIs 2019 film is my focus right now.)

2013: The black and white film from 2013 was processed, and contact sheets were made. These were delivered to Sarah for editing. But, the color film (of which there is significantly more – maybe a 3-to-1 ratio) has been processed, but no contact sheets have been made yet. Sarah’s edit is on hold because I still need to deliver those contact sheets to her. Once 2019 is out of the way, I’ll take care of it.

2016: All the film from 2016 was processed after it was shot, but no contact sheets have been printed yet. Once 2013 is fully delivered, that’s next on the list. Then those prints will be shipped to Matsuki and Yumiko in Japan.

2020: Processing has been happening mostly on a rolling basis this year, to the extent Covid permitted it. That work continues so I don’t end up with another backlog.

2021: The final year of the Decade Project is imminent. Incredible. I’m confident I’m going to shoot the final year of the project simply, limiting myself to using the Leica M4, a 35mm Summicron, and IIlford HP5. In 2010/11 I shot 365 days with nothing but an M7 and Tri-X, and it was a joy. Every year since 2012 I’ve considered doing it again, and now that the final year of the project is here, it’s time to do it. (I will change my mind about this 25 times before the end of the year.)

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