365 Project Update

published on September 30th, 2011 · more from the blog →

As many of you know I started doing the 365 Project way back in 2006. It started with the intention of taking more photos and documenting my life, whilst also as a way of improving my photography as I had been repeatedly told my photos were sub-standard.

This project ended up with me spending more than 4 years documenting my life. I have now finally stopped for a break. Not without leaving a legacy behind at least...

365project.org is a site I started to help other people with their journey of documenting their lives. The site continues to grow, and now has over 70,000 members, with about 15,000 currently pursuing their projects.

The website has really changed my perspective on the project. Some people take it so seriously and take the most amazing photos everyday, whereas others are doing it just to improve and keep a diary of their lives. The weekly themes on the site continue to amaze me every week.

Thankfully the site has a great community that supports the growth (and costs) involved in running a site with over 2 million uploaded photos.I hope to continue to nurture it into the future.