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58 ?A year in the life?

Nick_w

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I love all aspects of photography. But my true passion is Black & White the tones, textures is what holds my attention. Of late my work is moving more into the surreal creative genre, but I still love the early morning sunrise, there's something magical about the dawn of a day.
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58 “A year in the life”

7 Aug 2021 10:35AM   Views : 360 Unique : 183

For a while I’ve lost my way in photography, life gets in the way. On my 57th birthday I had a bit of a lightbulb moment. Why not create a pure photographic project, a deviation from my “creative work’. 58 “a year in the life”, was born.

I had, had a couple of conversations with a friend on street/documentary photography. It was also around my birthday, so I thought why not create a project to last the whole year ?

I created myself a project brief (I won’t bore you with the details). But the summary is 52 images over a year, all black and white, all documentary/street.

I had intended on using my Fuji, I was looking at a new lens. At the same time Nikon launched the ZFC, which was only slightly more, and I have a 20mm prime which was close to the lens I was looking at. The ZFC was in short supply so I ended up with the Z50 which has almost identical specs, and is quite a more advanced than the Fuji which is showing it’s age. My experience with the Z50 is a bit of a revelation, don’t get me wrong there are some features I don’t like, and don’t get me going on dust bunnies … but all in all I now enjoy pure photography again. If interested I will post a review in my next post “warts and all”

The culmination of the project will hopefully be a zine / book. The images probably won’t be part of my PF on here but I have set up a separate Instagram account to separate from my other work [link=]@nick_walton_street_project[/link] if anyone is interested in a copy, drop me a PM with your contact details and I will send out details nearer the time the project comes to fruition

The processing has also been refreshing, 20 minutes per image instead of 20 hours ( and yes that is how long I’ve worked on some of my creative images)., most of that time is spent removing dust bunnies.

Below is an example of the images I have to date.

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Tags: Street photography Documentary photography Black and white Nikon Z50 58 A year in the life

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FredColon 2 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2021 10:46AM
Good luck

It will be interesting to see the result -- keep it up!

I too, started a similar project in January -- to go to the local woods and take the same set of photos each week. My aim is to create a "slide show" of the changes from bare earth and trees through the growing and greening seasons, bluebells coming and going, into autumn and back again to the stark winter.

In hindsight, I should have marked out tripod positions, but even with hand held shots, leaning against the same trees each time, I have got a degree of consistency.

I am aware of the big sorting and arranging job that I'm storing up for myself in December -- but that's what the bad weather and dark evenings are made for !
topsyrm Plus
10 28 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2021 4:18PM
Like a 52 project but with a theme. I've got a 52 going myself here on EPZ but I haven't restricted myself to a theme. I did do that a few years ago but noe I just shoot whatever I fancy (mostly Landscapes) and post it.
Keep it up I'll be interested to folow it.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 413
8 Aug 2021 4:36PM
I will wish you well

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