At the start of January I began a new year-long photography project: Life In 52. The idea is simple – to take one photo a week for each week of the year. It’s a lifestyle photography project, documenting little snippets of my life that I want to remember.
The project is being hosted by Sarah Cornish from My Four Hens Photography, who I had the privilege of learning from directly on my solo trip to Colorado at the photography retreat she ran last year. When she announced this project I decided to use it to put into practice what I’d learned.
There is a Facebook group dedicated to the project, where participants can post their images each week to share their work, hold themselves accountable and also in the hope of being featured on the blog on the Life In 52 website. Go have a look at it – the collection of submissions (and the stories behind them) are breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring each and every week.
I’ve had three of my images featured so far – one in Week 6 of the project, one in Week 9 and one in Week 16. I’m so proud that they’ve been chosen. I’m looking forward to putting together my final collection of images at the end of the year – all fifty-two images that will sum up the story of 2018 as it was for us.
Here are my submissions for Weeks Twenty-Five and Twenty-Six:
“Poorly 🙁 Sometimes you just need a duvet day, right?”
“My Mum and my littlest. I really missed my Mum whilst she was away on holiday: our chats on the phone; her giving me all the news and updates from the family; and me telling her all about what we’ve been up to recently. Moving 140 miles away thirteen years ago was a choice I made and I don’t regret it. For some reason I’m just feeling that distance, that displacement, that sense of ‘home’ being elsewhere more keenly than ever before at the moment. Maybe it’s because she’s getting older? Maybe it’s because my babies are getting older? Who knows. All I know is that I loved her coming to visit for the day, loved the walk we went on together, and loved that Lola asked to take this photo”
You can follow along with all the other submissions from the Life In 52 project on Instagram by following the hashtags #lifein52 and #m4hlifein52. And you can see the featured posts from the group each week on the Life In 52 blog (updated every Monday).