Monday, April 10, 2006

A day in the life

The City of Elgin has a rather ambitious photo project in the works. “Elgin 1440” hopes to attract dozens of photographers to chronicle the life of the city in one 24-hour period on May 2. Patterned after the popular “Day in the Life” series of photography books, the project’s goal is to get one photo for each minute of the day – 1440 in all.

The May 2 date was selected for the simple reason that the first “Day in the Life” book was photographed on that date 20 years ago.

I plan on being out and about with my camera the entire day, and hope to share a number of photos here regardless of the number selected for the project, which includes a display in a local museum and an online photo gallery, which I am designing for the city.

Stay tuned.

Pioneer Memorial Statue, Elgin Riverwalk. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

1 comment:

jan said...

Good photographs. Your subject matter and approach is quite creative. I especially like the juxtaposition of the monument with the living.