What is it that makes us unique from our neighbours, from someone who lived in our house before or after us? Is it not the way we choose to lead our lives, the way that we imprint our own personalities on our environment? And is it not true that we all have different rituals throughout our day, that others may not necessarily be part of? One might sit down for an hour to a cooked breakfast everyday, another might just leave the house having grabbed a quick coffee. What about when we get home at the end of a long day? One checks their emails and blog, the other puts their feet up and watches TV, another deals with their kids…
Watching this on BBC Breakfast this morning, this caught my eye and imagination, it’s a project that already has been run in America and now has come to the UK.
The co-creator of the best-selling A Day in the Life and America 24/7 book series invites people all over Britain to participate in UK at Home, a nationwide photo project, 24 to 30 September, 2007. For seven days, everyone in the UK is invited to join 50 of the nation’s leading photojournalists to capture “the emotions of home.” The goal of the project is to capture the extraordinary diversity that makes up daily family life, representing a broad range of economic, geographic, racial, political, and socially diverse lifestyles.
Here’s the first assignment:
Monday 24/9- The Big tour: Show us what makes the place where you live your home. Capture the essence and emotions- the nooks and crannies, the cat curled up in its favourite place, the piles of laundry after the weekend, whatever says it all about your home!
I’d like to invite all bloggers to take part in this, wherever they are and create a post based on this sort of theme and project…it doesn’t have to be photographic, maybe just a detailed description!