I absolutely love the concept of Week in the Life (#witl), that special week of intense and intentional photo documenting. I wrote a tutorial on How to make a Week in the Life Photo Book, where I showed some examples from my first book, Week in the Life 2012. I haven’t had time to even look at a layout for my new photos (from September 2013), but I am looking forward to it a lot. In the meantime I thought I’d just show you some more photos of my own square Blurb photography book.
Commuting – I love fitting photos of a theme onto a spread like this. They need to compliment each other, to work together. To tell the story of commuting, my morning.
Documenting a building site close to my apartment, and remembering the chaos of it all now a year later when it’s all finished and tidy again. Don’t forget to look at the bigger picture too – outdoors, buildings, parks, roads…
I like documenting the big picture as well as the small details of what’s on my shelves, in my window (Easter Decorations) and on my dinner plate in front of the TV.
Walking to a photo assignment, I bring up my camera to document more of the Right Now: a white Magnolia tree that blows me away and the pink cherry trees outside Mälardalen’s University, pink trees that later become the theme of my photo book as I use them both on the front and back cover. Isn’t it pretty?
Weekend fika at a cafť, with blog reading on the phone and stitch of the week for the yearlong project TAST, that I did last year (though not finished).
That’s just a few of the many pages in this book. I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour. I’m just going to end with some of the important pages that creates a feel of a “real printed book”. Like pretty gray end papers:
Isn’t it a pretty book? I love everything about it. It’s the same size as my diptych book Because two is better than one (that you can buy through Blurb). Right now I’m working on a similar book like A Year of Photos 2008, but for 2012. The years in between are also “in progress”, ahem…
Let me know if you have any questions or comments about book making, everyday photography or documenting life… It’s a passion of mine.
Will you join Week in the Life next year?