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 the blog – the collection of submissions (and the stories behind them) are breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring each and every week.
I’ve had five of my images featured so far – one in Week 6 of the project, and also in Week 9, Week 16 Week 26 and Week 32. 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-Five and Thirty-Six:
“One from last weekend when Autumn arrived early and we retreated inside for a day of family fun to shelter from the frankly quite ridiculous rain we had. Bowling, the arcade AND the cinema all in one day and my girls thought all their Christmases had come at once.”
“I had to document this because when you’re eight years old and mama says yes to putting on the unicorn tattoo that you suddenly remembered getting in a party bag a month ago it magically turns a rainy Saturday into the best day ever”
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).