Sometime in December 2011 I heard about a project to have photographers all over the world take photos on a particular day, and publish them on a website. aday.org was initiated by Expressions of Humankind Foundation, in Sweden. I registered, and on the appointed day, May 15th, I found it was a very quiet one for me, no yoga classes or craniosacral clients, not even a trip to town for the mail. So all my photos were of the home, the bushland and beach around, the birds and other creatures. I submitted ten, as suggested. Altogether aday received over 100,000 photos from 165 countries! Later I received an email saying one of my photos had been selected for publication in the book. That was a surprise, and even more surprising, it was the photo of me naked in the bathroom after my morning shower. Oh dear!!
I was so busy concentrating on the reflection of the tiles and shelf in the mirror that I forgot to smile! So what I wanted to tell you is that the book arrived last week. It is the most beautiful moving photography book you have ever seen, with amazing 1000 photos from all over the world. Some take a whole page, others are tiny, all are wonderful, some breathtaking. I found a sense of awe rising within me as Iooked through, all those many many people in so very many situations all over the world on 15th May 2012. Some giving birth, others near the end of life, a window cleaner on a huge Beijing skyscraper snapped by someone who was in a board meeting, a Russian accordion ensemble, footballers in Morocco, a fish market in Kuala Lumpur, uproar on the West Bank, and so on. It gives a sense of how we are all the same, living our lives, busy and quiet, happy and sad, present and distracted. All human beings. Do have a look at it on the aday site, where they describe the book as a visually spellbinding record of our time. To see my page click the link here: A day Inlaga MASTER 120702 CD (dragen) (1)
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