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64 shots on Kodachrome: Week three

Phil Coomes | 09:27 UK time, Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Space hopper

Its three weeks now since I began publishing my photo a day project shot on Kodachrome 64. The latest picture (above) is a farewell to summer as the toys get packed away and the grey wet days of autumn start to take hold.

One of the main drivers for the project is to be part of a community of online photographers that are brought together by self-set long term projects, and as I've said before, to take pictures for my own pleasure, in my own way, not to fit in with a certain style or format.

One photographer who has completed a fascinating project is David Kivlin, who whilst living in London, set himself the task of shooting an A-Z.

R is for readingIt's a well executed project and one he has continued since moving to Italy, where he is now working on a set in Italian. David said: "it's a way of helping me learn the language, as well as a focus for my photography."

The pictures are a real mix of styles and ideas, from the obvious "G is for Gherkin" through to a more abstract view, "C is for Commuting".

Setting yourself a project gives you boundaries, something to aim for and a framework to work within, otherwise you flit from subject to subject without nailing down your own style.

Another series worth a look is one by Kevin Button who has been photographing signs, colours and lines and patterns. All very abstract but lots of fun.

As before I'd love to hear from anyone who is shooting their own project, whatever the subject or format, digital or film, and I'll mention some of them as we go along. So if you'd like to be featured send me an e-mail.

My next picture will be published here next Wednesday, in the meantime you can follow the daily set of pictures here.


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