Last year I was invited to participate in an amazing project. A group of photographers, all of whom I had “met” via the photo sharing platform, Flickr, had decided they missed the community and friendships we had on the old social media site. We wanted to have a place where we could share and celebrate each other’s work AND share it with the world.
With that, The Hours was born. We decided to use the clock as our guide. Each of us photographing within a specific hour of the day, changing and moving up the hour every month. What happened next was beautiful. The blog became a space that I loved to stop by every Sunday morning. It is a quiet, calm stop along the internet. While some of the women had a plan for the full year (shoot all film, black and white processing only, photos of specific family member), I didn’t over think it or make it too structured. I wanted my year to unfold on it’s own (and boy, did it ever). All but one of my images was taken with my DSLR, the exception was shot with my iPhone and taken on the day before we relocated from Reno, NV to Tacoma, WA.
I always love looking back at a year of my photography and life. (Want to see my much larger year long projects? Here is 2011, 2012, and of course my self portrait series of 2013) . When I look back over a year worth of work, I see where I have grown and how my photography has stayed consistent. I get to day dream about our adventures and our every day moments. Maybe in the 2015 round of The Hours, I will have more of a plan. With that said, here’s to a huge 2014! So much change, so much adjusting, so many great adventures.