Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Background for those new to the "Project"

Some back ground from Jeremy's original post on his bike blog.

"Well, it's not my idea, just one that I would like to relay to all you who ride and blog and take pictures. Here it is:

A picture an hour, for 12 hours, from people all over the place. Many of you know that this comes right from FGG and their 24hrs of Fixed Gear Gallery Forum. They did a project where different people would take pictures of their day one hour apart. Regardless of whether or not it was about bikes. Just a series of pictures to share little parts of your day. I was thinking if we could band together and pick a date in the future, giving ourselves enough time to get as many people in on it as possible, and even set up a designated blog where people could upload their photos. We could have as many contributors as possible. I've met several bloggers, many other bloggers have met or already know other bloggers, and if we could get them all involved, we could get a pretty neat project on the go.

I think it would be really cool to have a blog that you could go to and see what November 20th (arbitrarily) would look like from 8am to 8pm (arbitrarily) from places all across North America.
The more people could get together on this, the better. While there are some logistics to work out I think it could be pretty neat.

Some of the logistics I am thinking about would be this: If we could get all those interested as members of a shared blog - 12 Hours in Photos - (I've named one, but if we didn't use that one my feeling wouldn't be hurt) so that after the pictures have been taken, we can all upload them and have them there. We should come up with some protocols on how they are labeled (probably your name and where you are from as the title?) and limit the verbage. Actually I think for it to be a true photo project, we should not have any verbage. Simply 12 pictures at as close to 1 hour intervals as you can do. Be creative. If you're sitting at your desk, take a picture of your desk, or an object on your desk, or the view from your window in a creative manner. Great examples are over at the FGG. One important rule, keep it clean. No sick or perverted pics. This is something that I would like everyone to be able to enjoy.

What do you all think? If someone out there has a burning desire to manage this (set up the blog, make sure all who want in are sent invitations to be team members of the blog, etc, let me know. Even in my own little bloggy world I can think of people who I'd love to see their pictures; Doug, Vik, Jeff, Smudgemo,Tim, Rigtenzin, the ever hiding Jim Thill, Jeff, Steve and the list goes on and on.

I certainly don't mind managing it and if you're in, you can email me at I'll send an invite and make you a member. Put in the subject field of your email "12hrs"

Would this be something better done with something like a flickr feed? The thing I like about a blog is that they will all be on one page.

Anyway, I was just throwing this idea out there and would like to see what yall think. No date in mind, no times in mind, really not much other then a skeletal outline of an idea. Let me know your thoughts and spread the word around. This might just turn into something cool.




Jerome said...

Thanks Vik. Good idea you had!

Jeff said...

So, to clarify, the first post says the 8th, this one said the 20th. I'm gussing the 20th was just as an example and we're shooting for the 8th? Just wondering.. Thanks.

Jerome said...

Correcto. We take the pictures on Thursday the 8th of November. Sorry for the confusion. Cheers.

Jeff said...

Thanks, the 8th it is!

TakeWrning said...

I'd love to play, and think a Flickr feed is a great idea!