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 four of my images featured so far – one in Week 6 of the project, one in Week 9, one in Week 16 and one in Week 26. 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 Thirty-One and Thirty-Two:
“Our next door neighbours just got a new, ridiculously cute, puppy. A tiny cockapoo called Wilson, who has bright, expressive eyes and paws that are far too big for him. This has pretty much been the girls favourite place ever since, clambering up the trellis and peering over the fence to watch him play in the garden. Eventually our lovely neighbour gave in and invited them round to meet him properly and all of us fell instantly in love with him”
“Slow and simple summer mornings. I love it when I come upstairs to investigate why everything has gone silent and find them like this, completely unprompted. My little bookworms.”
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).