The Hours 2014

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.

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8 Comments The Hours 2014

  1. Kurt December 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Hey this is a great article!

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  2. deb taylor December 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Oh Vanessa…what a fantastic and interesting gathering of your year ! Your photos are so story-telling!
    I am so so looking forward to being a part of this project in 2015 ! YOU.INSPIRE.ME.

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    1. Vanessa Simpson December 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Deb! I am so glad you are joining us. and thank you, to have someone tell me that I AM in fact telling stories (because that’s my biggest goal) is so wonderful. Thank you sweet friend. xo

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  3. cathy December 25, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I loved the whole idea behind The Hours, loved everyone’s photos and am so happy it is to continue in 2015! xoxo

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    1. Vanessa Simpson December 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      I am so glad to see where the new year takes us all. I am glad you have come along!

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  4. Staci Lee December 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Your year is so full of joy! So beautiful all put together.

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