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 are breathtakingly inspiring each and every week.
I actually had one of my images featured two weeks ago (Week 6 of the project) and I’m so proud that it got chosen. I’m looking forward to putting together the final collection at the end of the year of all fifty-two images that sum up the story of 2018 as it was for us.
Here are my submissions for Weeks Seven and Eight:
“Beauty can be found everywhere, even on the Monday morning school run. Who knew that a busy main road, a sprinkling of snow, a golden sunrise and a plant in hibernation could look so pretty?”
“When you walk straight into a wrought-iron lamppost and a lump/bruise the size of an egg appears instantly on your forehead, only Teddy can comfort you.”
(Note: She’s ok and thankfully not concussed. Mama had to work hard to hold it together – I wanted to cry as much as she was!)
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 I believe).