Since May 2013 I have been sharing a mixture of my fine art work, alongside my photo walks and observations. I’m interested in what I call self-immersion and personal reportage style photography and I prefer to turn these shots black and white so you can focus more on detail and emotion than on colours.
I’ve been taking photos of people and places around Perth and interstate, mainly for myself but also for history. I would like to make a book one day; in fact, it’s my dream that in my retirement years and after I’m gone, that I be considered a key player in recording our history. That really would be amazing!
I’ve been concerned that we could lose a whole generation of photographs and mementos due to the digital age and people not printing their images. Therefore, I would like to engage you in a photo project. I don’t care which part of the world you live in, I just want you to take part in recording your local history.
Click HERE to go to the list, and to explore the photographs I’ve already taken. Alternatively, head over to the BLOG.
The photo challenge.
Your goal is to create and print 100 photographs of your place in time. If you share them online then please leave a link for me in the comments so I can check out your photographs. You can take the photos in any order you like. If 100 photos sounds like a drag, just take your favourite 10 or 20 from the prompts.
You should print your photographs and put them in an album, or create a photo book using a service such as Blurb or Snapfish. Where possible, please include captions and dates. You do not have to give your photos to anyone else if you don’t want to. The important thing is that you take them and there is a physical copy of them for the future.
If printing individual photos, please use matte photo paper as that is what I’ve read the museums prefer. If you like, you can write details on the back or in the borders with pencil or an acid free pen.
If you share the photos online, please tag them #myplaceintime and post the link below so we can share and enjoy them.
There is no time limit to this. The important thing is that you start recording and preserving your history.
I hope you have fun doing this project. I can’t wait to see your results! Please stop by my blog at https://kelljeater.wordpress.com/blog to see how I and others undertake the challenge.