In 2012 I undertook a 366 project – taking a picture every day for a year.
It wasn’t an easy undertaking, there are times when you don’t have a great deal of opportunity, or have bad light, or bad weather or you’ve been taking pictures all day – but these can’t be shared for commercial reasons.
Because of this, I’m not sure the images always reflected my best work as a photographer, but they do undoubtedly produced an interesting record of a year passing.
2012 was the year of the London Olympics and feels like a world ago now. Personally, I am in a different place, but also the country – united then by the Games – now feels much different and more divided.
The 2020s, the start of a new decade, begin with a nation wrestling with the uncertainties of Brexit and the global certainties of a climate emergency.
This feels like a point in time to once again try to record the passing of a what may be a pivotal year in the future of our country and of the planet.
I’ve said before, in some of my other projects, that my pictures ‘aren’t taken to change the world, but to record a world changing’.
So this, hopefully, will be a record of 2020…