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Just an idea for a photo project: “One Day by Self-Timer”

The idea is to make a photo documentation of one (typical?) day of your live mandatory using the self-timer function of your camera. I would add the rule that the appearance of oneself is mandatory as well.  I’m thinking about this idea since many years (beginning some day back in 2004 or 2005 when driving every day – winter or summer – by bike to the university from S-Degerloch to S-Vaihingen).

Inspired by this monotone recurring everyday experience I thought that it would be an inspiring task in a photographic sense to document such a typical day using the self-timer function of the camera. I was always thinking about e.g. a photo showing me passing the camera (that is lying on the ground to get a worm’s-eye view) by bike to get an action shot showing me moving by bike with a smeared effect…

The following picture shows an (poor quality) example picture of a person shot by the shown person using the self-timer. The person is captured in a typical Wednesday workaday live pose…

Another variation would be to make a typical picture of every hour of a 24h day using the set of rules outlined above. I think one will be wondering how many hours we will find ourselves doing the same thing for hours and hours: e.g. sitting in front of the PC on the job or even in the leisure-time…

There is a similar project ADAY.org but the rules are different. In this project the peoples were invited to (citation):

“…On May 15 2012, Aday.org asked people around the world to pick up their cameras to photograph daily life.”

I see it more from an inspiring photographic point of view and think that a mandatory use of the self-timer in combination with a mandatory inclusion of oneself  in the picture would be a more challenging and creative setting of the scene.

Perhaps someone is interested to start a project like this and helps me to setup an appropriate website. Just answer by a comment…

Sammy

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