Monday, September 13, 2010

9/52: Somewhere, over the rainbow...

Sometimes you just have to bring your own splash of colour
into an otherwise grey and rainy day.
(This one's for you, Helle!)
As the observant readers of this blog may have noticed, there has been a photo posted every Monday for a while now, with some cryptic numbers attatched to the post titles. Photography buffs will instantly recognise this as a Project 52, but the rest of you deserve an explanation by now. Quite simply, doing a Project 52 means to collect one photograph every week for a year. Its sister assignment, Project 365, is perhaps more common, but far too ambicious for me. One decent photo every day - for a year? Sorry, my skills and dedication don't reach that far. Once a week will do for now.
I had some thoughts about my goals and intentions when I started this thing, but wanted to wait a while and see what direction it took before sharing too much. Given that a Project 52 contains relatively few pictures taken over a significant period of time, one has the opportunity to assign a topic to the project. I wanted to spend some time documenting and celebrating my everyday life, the little things that usually don't make it into our photo albums. They are largely overlooked, and yet they make up probably the majority of our time. There's beauty in the ordinary! I've also decided to include a short text to go with the image, inspired by the fantastic collaboration blog Habit. My images and text may depict one spesific moment (like Peonies) or represent the week as a whole (The blue hour).
My Project 52 was off to a rocky start, but sometimes I've had trouble picking between two or three nice shots (some of the rejects have made it into this post). My favourite so far? The unfortunate Friday the 13th Day of Electronic Disasters, as I have named it. Evidence that something good can come out of something incredibly irritating! ;) Today's picture is not among my favourites unfortunately, but I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately and this is actually the only shot I have from the entire week. There may be a decline in card projects because of that same reason - the last time I sat down at my desk to work I was a total wreck the rest of the evening. I'll do my best to keep the Project 52 going though.
But I'll stop talking now, this post is way too long already. ;)
I hope you'll check back now and then, and I hope I'll have something to show you when you do.
Enjoy your ordinary everyday moments!


  1. Du hadde rett. Jeg digger bildet ditt. Likte de andre også, så ikke noe å kimse av. :)

  2. What a wonderful idea, Project 52! I just love the photos, love the socks with the rain outside and the cuppa - such a fab capture of a moment in time and a mood of comfy-ness! Lovely! I look forward to seeing the rest of the year :) Kimx


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