Thursday 1 October 2009

One photo a day in October - Day 1

A contact of mine on flickr, Julian Fraser, has invited me and 43 others to "take a photo a day in October 2009".  I have duly accepted the challenge and this is my entry for day 1. 

I have decided to be a bit braver than usual and ask complete strangers if I could take their portrait.  So I headed off to the University Union which is close to where I work and I asked various people if they would let me and to my surprise each one said yes.  I just happened to like this one the best; the young lady is particularly striking and I like how she didn't change her expression at all while she posed.

October 2009.1

Hopefully I'll be able to complete the task and by October 31 you will see 31 photos on my blog and on my flickr stream, one for each day.  Perhaps each one will be a portrait of a stranger but I don't want to limit myself to just that one theme.  I will probably take more than one photo on most days so I will also post the near misses too, just like this one of another student I took 5 minutes earlier:

Alternative October 2009.1

Head over to the "October 09 - A month in 31 pictures, or 31 pictures in a month" flickr group to see what the other 44 people who have signed up take.  I for one can't wait to see them all.


  1. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses Simon. I would have joined in but editing photos on a 10.1 inch laptop screen is no fun at all. Damn robbers and slow insurance!!

  2. Thanks Steve. You can see some of the progression already as I am up to day 7 already - I've got a blog post for each day so far.

    'tis a shame you can't take part, it would have been really interesting to see what you'd have come up with.