Not just the “who, when and what”, but the “why”

I spent an entire week taking everyday pictures and writing down notes about my day to day life, and now I’m left with the task of putting it all together in some sort of comprehensive collection, like an album. This has got me thinking. I haven’t done many layouts for me. I’ve made a travel album for my mother from our big trip to Italy last year. I did a friendship mini album for a friend a while ago. I have made very few layouts for myself, and certainly nothing close to an album. I think mainly because it’s felt …

Week in the Life 2011 – Sunday

I can’t believe how fast this week has flown by, it’s weird to think that I wouldn’t just keep doing the same thing tomorrow. Bring my camera everywhere, take notes, take loads of pictures. It’s a fun thought: what if I just keep going and do the same thing tomorrow, and see how long I can do this? But then, there’s the point with ending it. I did this for a week, I’m proud of myself, and now I can lower my camera for a couple of days and dig into all those other projects and ideas and plans I …

Week in the Life 2011 – Saturday!

I took way more photos today than I thought I would! About twice as many as any other day during the week. I didn’t really realise it until I got home, though. Funny thing. It felt like I’d taken about 10 shots, not 250. Anyway, this has been an awesome day. A bit of a sleep in, then off on a little outing to our favourite photo store to get some prints done. I had my new shoes on. I felt pretty and in love. The sun was shining, and we had cake (which I almost forgot to photograph… you …

Week in the Life 2011 – Friday

It’s Friday and day five in Ali Edward’s project Week in the Life. As the day developed I felt I didn’t take nearly as many photos as Wednesday through Thursday, when I came home with about 120 pics at the end of the day (which I’ve narrowed down to around 10-15 pics per day). But as it turned out I took around as many exposures as the other days today, but I ended up liking the end result more. I wanted to keep a higher amount of the photos. Not a HUGE amount more, but still. And I think I …

Week in the Life 2011 – Thursday

It’s weird and great at the same time that when I check my Twitter feed in the morning some people are just going to bed the night before and charging their batteries and some are almost done with the same day as I’m just beginning. This project really has people all over the globe tagging along. That’s kind of a cool thing to be a part of. Today I had a plan to depict text and creative writing, and took photos of all our books and my typewriter. I even wrote a little one-page story to put in my album. …

Week in the Life 2011 – Wednesday

You know, it felt much tougher to take photos today than the two previous days. I can’t explain why. I’m thinking a lot about this project and how I’m documenting my days, or specifically what I’m documenting, and about the combination of photos and words. I’ve had a plan for each day as it begins, but it always turns into something else in the end. I guess one thought leads to the other and it all sort of morphs. Who knew? I’m beginning to see myself as an experiment now. Anyway, I try to do some things continually. For instance …

Week in the Life 2011 -Tuesday

Day two! Today I started out with one theme in mind, and took a lot of pics having to do with security (in life, at work, in society…). It all got me thinking about what I spend most of my time on: my job. My day job. That felt a bit depressing, really, and I also ended up with a lot of pictures of office supplies and stacks of paper. In the end my theme got a bit scattered, but I jotted down a lot of thoughts, and these are some of the photos I really liked from the ones …

Week in the Life 2011 – Monday

Today Ali Edwards is kicking off the Week in a Life project! I’ve been reading her blog for a couple of years now and always been itching to do one of her projects. It took a while but now it’s time!Following the twitter stream, it’s a bit mind boggling and fantastic how many people are participating ans just throwing themselves into this. And I guess now I’m one of them! I was not sure I even had the energy to start this thing, but this morning I found myself sneaking the camera into my handbag nonetheless. I’m always nervous when I …