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My Week in Photos

26 May

A friend asked me one day whether I thought you’d get a better idea of a person by looking at pictures of them over time, or by looking at pictures of what they saw. I immediately answered ‘pictures of what they saw’ and I think we moved on to other subjects. But it didn’t end there. I kept thinking about the concept and decided I’d try it out – document my life by taking pictures of what I saw. I gave myself some parameters – one picture an hour for a week, starting the next day. This collection is the result.
Did it work? Well I didn’t take a picture an hour – sometimes I forgot and sometimes I wasn’t in a position to. However, I’m still quite pleased with the results. I averaged 10-15 pictures a day, despite flat batteries in my camera and other trials! The photos (by and large) aren’t *great*, but they’re a really nice mix of the important things, little things, and other things that happened during that week and (somewhat) documents a period of my life that is about to end.

I think I might extend the concept to a longer period of time – possibly one photo a day for a year. I’ll have to see.