At the start of January, almost a whole year ago now, I began a new twelve month 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 everything 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’m immensely proud to say that I’ve had nine of my images featured so far – the first one in Week 6 of the project, and then subsequently in Week 9, Week 16, Week 26, Week 32, Week 37, Week 40, Week 44 and now in Week 49 as well. 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 to see how much I’ve grown – all fifty-two images that will sum up the story of 2018 as it was for us. I can’t believe there are only two more weeks left to go now until the project finishes! It’s been a year of growth for sure – both personally and in my photography.
Here are my submissions for Weeks Forty-Nine and Fifty:
“Me. Shadow and light. Confusion and clarity. Sadness and joy. Insecure and confident. Complicated and simple. Yin and yang. It’s all about balance, right? I’ve not picked up my camera very much at all this week but something made me take this (self portrait). I think I needed to show myself that I exist, that I was there too. So here I am.”
“When your big sister comes to visit for your birthday. 🙂 ‘The mind will not always remember exactly what happened, but the heart will always remember the feeling’ – Brigitte Nicole”
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).