(a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014)
Julia: reading 'The Doll People', which she has not put down since she began reading it a few days ago. seeing her so engrossed in her reading is pretty much the greatest thing ever!
Have any of you heard of this photography project? The gist is that you take a portrait photo of your kid or kids, once a week for every week of the year, with a little descriptive caption for the photo that week. I first became aware of it via Jodi's blog. Bleubird blog also did it last year.
I think it's a really lovely series, and at the end of it, you can take those 52 photos and make a book of them for your family. And you're left with a consistent photographic journey of your child's growth during that year. I really really enjoyed this feature on the other blogs I just mentioned; they were some of my favorite features on those sites last year. Something about it really appealed to me ~ seeing a weekly snippet of a child's life, I just loooooooved the whole idea!
So that's my longwinded way of saying I'm going to do it as well. I asked Julia beforehand, I told her that it would be something we would be doing together once a week for the entire year. She listened very seriously and then stuck out her hand for me to shake.
I'm curious to experiment with light, perspective and other creative photography techniques, while also preserving a photographic time capsule of my child's year. I read a great quote the other day somewhere, about how you as a parent will always possess the ability, no matter your skill level, to take amazing photos of your own children.....because no one knows your kids the way that you do. I'm hoping to discover a lot more Project 52 photos this year!