THE LIST! – The “My place in time project”.

This was originally published as a blog post on May 25th 2013. I decided that it deserved its own page.

If you visit my site regularly you’ll know that over the last 6 years I have been sharing a mixture of my fine art work, alongside my photo walks and observations. I’m interested in what I call self-immersion and personal reportage style photography and I prefer to turn these shots black and white so you can focus more on detail and emotion than on colours.

I’ve been taking photos of people and place around Perth, mainly for myself but also for history. I would like to make a book one day, in fact, it’s my dream that in my retirement years and after I’m gone, that I be considered a key player in recording our history. That really would be amazing!

I’ve been concerned that we could lose a whole generation of photographs and mementos due to the digital age and people not printing their images. Therefore, I would like to engage you in a photo project. I don’t care which part of the world you live in, I just want you to take part in recording your local history.

Learn all about the project here, and take on the challenge for yourself!

Each post contains not only the photos, but a story and anecdotes about the area.

 


The list.

  1. The price of fuel/petrol.
  2. A mode of transportation.
  3. Teenage wasteland.
  4. A small business.
  5. A view you pass on your way to work.
  6. Construction.
  7. Destruction.
  8. Something that was here 10 years ago.
  9. The corner shop or deli.
  10. Where I go to relax.
  11. I can’t believe the news today.
  12. My favourite restaurant.
  13. What arrived in the post.
  14. A local service – think delivery/post/bin collection/ranger.
  15. People playing sport.
  16. An outing with friends (with the background in shot).
  17. Somewhere I used to visit as a kid.
  18. A handwritten note from someone I love.
  19. Something that was here 20 years ago.
  20. The end of the day.
  21. What I can see from my window.
  22. A river view.
  23. The price of a cup of coffee.
  24. Something I’ve never seen before – this can include a place.
  25. How we communicate.
  26. A view with train/rail lines in it.
  27. My favourite thing to drink.
  28. The receipt for something I bought today.
  29. Three O’Clock in the afternoon.
  30. How I tell the time.
  31. Graffiti.
  32. A sculpture.
  33. Nothing but trees.
  34. This sign makes me laugh.
  35. The view from somewhere high up.
  36. One kilometre from my house.
  37. The view from the end of my street.
  38. I’m in a supermarket.
  39. A ticket.
  40. A trip to the movies/cinema.
  41. What’s showing at the movies.
  42. This week’s music chart.
  43. Something old.
  44. A busy intersection.
  45. Authority – Police, security, someone in a position of power. Be respectful and don’t get in the way.
  46. On my way to work/school.
  47. I wish this place had never changed.
  48. Ten dollars in my currency.
  49. I had to stop the car and take a photo.
  50. Somewhere I used to live.
  51. Someone outside your family/group of friends that you would miss if they were gone.
  52. This place has been here for my whole life.
  53. If I had kids I would want to take them here.
  54. Somewhere I visited with my first love.
  55. Out on a date.
  56. Power / electricity.
  57. A neon or electric sign.
  58. A concert or show poster.
  59. Somewhere I visit every day.
  60. A postcard.
  61. Postage stamps from my country.
  62. Postage stamps from another country.
  63. I wish I didn’t have to pay this bill!
  64. A car I would love to own.
  65. The car I do own (or bike/scooter etc).
  66. Where all the cool kids go.
  67. It’s show time .
  68. Somebody’s special day.
  69. A photo from the coast.
  70. To market, to market.
  71. Fresh produce.
  72. A local playground.
  73. Education.
  74. If I had a permanent marker, I would correct this sign.
  75. Road work.
  76. Somewhere I belong.
  77. Somewhere I don’t belong.
  78. My local library.
  79. Waiting for a bus.
  80. This week’s trashy magazines.
  81. I bought a Lottery ticket.
  82. An old painted sign on the side of a building.
  83. The view from the passenger’s seat.
  84. Some groceries I bought this week.
  85. Where I was at 11:11 am.
  86. Where I was at 11.11pm.
  87. A car numberplate.
  88. A shop that’s no longer open.
  89. This place is for sale.
  90. Coca-Cola.
  91. The price of a Big Mac at McDonald’s.
  92. On the way to the airport.
  93. Out on a bushwalk / hike.
  94. Only in my country.
  95. Absolute junk.
  96. Street lights.
  97. Friday afternoon.
  98. How I spend Sunday morning.
  99. Someone I’ve just met.
  100. My place in time – any photo at any time of the day that describes how you feel with life.

 


 

5 thoughts on “THE LIST! – The “My place in time project”.

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  4. Hi, just come across this blog!!! I was searching photography project ideas as I’m doing a course, Seems like such a great idea. Can u use this, but Im thinking I might add change some questions. Great work by the way. Melissa

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