For the fifth year in a row I’m doing a personal photography project this month. Basically for the whole of March I’m planning on taking a photo of me, of some kind or another, every day.
I first started this challenge in 2015, back before I started my Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere. Back then I called it my ‘mummy was there‘ project, because that was (still is) what it was all about. Taking the photos with me in for the children, to show that that I was there too. I wasn’t always just stuck behind the camera recording their childhood, I was part of it too.
Here are the photos from the first week and a bit of this year’s project. A mixed bag of windswept outdoor photos, pictures that don’t show my face but still show me pretty well, and photos of me with my family.
I’ve always found this project to be quite hard at times, trying to come up with different ideas for photos to take, and getting a balance between simple ‘photos of me’ and photos that capture a bit more of my life as it is right now.
I think I’m off to a pretty good start so far this year though, although it is a bit harder to get photos of me with the children now they’re both in school all day long. It’s good though, it forces me to think a bit more creatively and focus on the moments and activities I want to record this year.