Documenting A Year

Happy Birthday To Ken

Project 365. 365 Photos. 365-A-Day. Photo-A-Day.

Call it what you like, at this stage, the majority of people know what they are – a collection of photos (at least 365 of them) designed to chronicle a year in the life of something. Some people take a photo of a sunrise a day. Some people take a photo of their face for a year. Me, I’ve just decided to chronicle the gap between 2011 and 2012.

I turned 28 on Tuesday, had a cracking meal with some cracking people and arrived home with a load of photos from the night. But I’m shooting things every day, whether for work, theatre, food or something else. The phone goes with me everywhere and the pocket camera goes with me everywhere (and certainly has the scratches to prove it).

So, inspired by a friend that’s doing something similar since she lost her job earlier in the year, I’ve decided to run a 365 photo blog what happens between birthday 28 and birthday 29. Some days there’ll be one photo, some days a dozen. I know there will be food, technology, festivals, singing, dancing, wedding planning, the US, Canada, sun, snow and more involved. Keeping to it is one thing, but having set the site up as a Tumblog (Tumblr-type blog) with a mobile interface, it shouldn’t be all that hard.

It started on May 31st and there’s two days there already.


  1. Paul Brett June 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Great idea Ken, I’ve wanted to do the photo of my face one for a long time. Your problem is going to be what photos to share, you’ve so many different streams, do people not shout at you “put that *@!!*$% camera away” 🙂

    Looking forward to following.

  2. Ken McGuire June 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

    It’s very, very possible that might happen! A photo of your face would be pretty manageable, check into photobooth every morning and snap away, tie it to iPhoto, get it to automagically post online and do the work for you (I think all of that is possible).

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