Originally, I was going to ask what kind of photo projects people are currently working on, and this thread popped up in the suggestion list, although it is focused on long-term projects, it made me wonder if people work on short-term projects, and if those, in turn, become long-term projects in the long run. Which got me thinking - at what point does a project "end" for you (if it does)? Do you just go with the flow for photographing whatever is needed for your project, or do you have some end point (a date, an exhibition, a book, etc) in mind? For myself, I came to the realisation a few years ago that while I have a variety of images, they don't really work cohesively as a portfolio of work. And with several people asking me to show them my images (or telling me I should have an exhibition of some sort) I realised I needed to put together a series of images that would work together. I came up with a few themes/subjects that constantly show up in my work and thought I would work on those, regardless if anyone was interested. The project that took me by surprise, and is kind of consuming most of my photography, especially when I travel, has been photographing cemeteries (particularly the sculptures - not original, I know, but it's something I enjoy). I can barely keep up with even making basic prints, but still think about all the other places I want to go to before I put something (final) together. But I have to find a place/time to stop, or to focus more on the print-making side of things, because even though I now have hundreds and hundreds of images to choose from, I still don't have a lot of final prints to show for it (the whole purpose of this exercise). I do have some ideas of what to do with them (create a book on a platform like Blurb, but also do smaller handmade books of lith prints from individual cemeteries, and possibly doing a hybrid project with my iPhone images; plus I keep a blog about all the places I've visited, kind of as a resource for others, but mostly for me to remember each of these places because after a while quite a few do blend together). And that's only the cemetery project! I kind of wish I could do this full-time, as there are so many things I want to do, but it's difficult with a very full-time job. I could never pick up a camera again and have more than enough to keep me busy in the darkroom for the next 5-10 years, but of course, that will never happen. Anyway...I'd like to know how the rest of you manage your photo projects, if you do.