I have started this for no political reason, I have no agenda to push, nothing to sell. In that respect you might consider it just another addition to the data smog. But I’ve been keeping a diary every day since 1984 and this is just an extension of that.
I am trying to document every day, as attractively as I can, while sticking to simple rules, which are:
- One photo, and only one photo, per day: but every day. It will have been taken on that day.
- I will not have gone out of my way to take the photos specially. I will just document whatever I happen to be doing. Photos are not staged or posed. All light is what is ‘naturally’ available to me at the time.
I started out intending to document only one year, that starting on my 42nd birthday on August 26th 2011; hence the title of the blog. However, once I got to the end of year 1 I decided to just keep going. At the time of writing (March 2021) I have reached 3,500 days and at the moment may as well keep going indefinitely. Disasters aside (and it may happen one day; lost camera, say, or broken SD card) I am certainly going to see it through until the 10th anniversary in August 2021.
You can piece my bio together from info on the site, but in case you were wondering — I am an academic at the University of Manchester, UK. I have sold a few copies of photos now and again but I am not a professional photographer. Almost all the pictures on here have been taken with a reasonaby good, but far from expensive camera — I’ve seen off three so far. Companion #4, since 2018, is a Canon Power Shot SX60 HS.
All photos on this site have been taken by me and are © Andrew Whitworth 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. They cannot be reused, adapted or republished without permission. If for whatever reason you want to get in touch with me either use the comment facility here or email me on email@example.com .