I've attempted a 365 Project in the past and totally failed at it so, this time, I gave myself permission not to shoot every single day for this project. The goal instead is to take a photo most days of the week at the same time everyday for one full year. I want to document all the little unnoticed moments that make up a year of life. The photos can be anything – self portrait, still life, food, action, a photo from a shoot (since I inevitably will be shooting for clients around 4pm on some days) - and can be shot on either my DSLR or my iPhone.
I chose 4pm because as the year goes on, 4pm evolves from being the peak of a hot summer afternoon to being the last dreary hour of a gray winter day. My hope is that shooting one photo everyday at 4pm will show the passage of time in a subtle way and will add variety in the lighting for each day's shot as the year progresses.
Here are just a few of my 4pm shots so far. I'm planning to have them printed in an album at the end of the year to preserve my mid-afternoon memories of 2013.
Flowers in bloom on my walk around the neighborhood | Exploring Sutro Baths with The Fiance
Pedicure and Potter to kick off the weekend | Celebrating the Lunar New Year with a few words of wisdom
Are you doing any personal projects this year (photography or other)? I'd love to hear about them if you are!