On December 31, 2003 I took a photo. Not such a big deal, I'm a photographer. I posted this particular photo on my website: www.willyurman.com. And the next day I took another photo, and posted it, and the next day, and the next.
I haven't missed a day since - more than eight years and nearly 3000 photos later the photos represent the world, through my eyes, one day at a time. My children have grown up, we've traveled from the glaciers of Alaska to the beaches of Virginia, changed jobs and homes. I've documented news events - elections, parades, homicides - but mostly I have tried to capture the moments off to the side. The fireworks end up in the paper, but my daughter, screaming with delight at each burst, ends up on my site. The police tape at a crime scene is published, but three children, now orphans, peering through a door are remembered on my page.
The project is part diary, part sketch pad. It is a place of moments and memories.
I will be exhibiting a selection from the project at ArtisanWorks, a wonderful gallery in Rochester, N.Y. And I hope to be able to exhibit in our new home in Penn State.
The money raised through Kickstarter will help cover the costs of the exhibit including prints of my favorite images. I'm also hoping to raise enough money to create a ribbon of every photo in the project as well as an interactive digital presentation and an old-fashion ink on paper book.
Thanks for taking the time to look.
- (30 days)