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 started out intending to document a whole year, 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 available to me at the time.
However, once I got to the end of year 1 I decided to just keep going. At the time of writing (July 2018) I have passed 2,500 days and at the moment may as well keep going indefinitely.
By the way, you can piece this 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 in various forms (framed, in calendars, digital etc.) but I am not a professional photographer. Almost all the pictures on here have been taken with a good, but compact camera — currently (since June 2015) a Canon Power Shot SX710.
All photos on this site have been taken by me and are © Andrew Whitworth 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .