Those of you who follow me on Instagram have probably noticed that I take a photo every day at 4pm. Last week, I finally sat down and organized all of my 4pm photos and ordered a book. I've been asked to share my inspiration of this project, so here we go.
Last January I was d̶a̶y̶d̶r̶e̶a̶m̶i̶n̶g̶ pondering how the light looks different at the same time through out the year. So I arbitrarily picked the time 4pm and started taking pictures. At first I attempted to get the same view every day (or something similar), but soon realized that I didn't want to have to plan my day so I would always be in the same place. The 4pm Project slowly evolved into taking a snap shot of whatever I was doing at 4pm.
I used Instagram as my main format for these pictures, though I do share it on my personal Twitter and Flickr. I created what I thought was an original hashtag to organize the photos, #4pmProject, but soon discovered that there are a couple of guys in the UK who were also doing it. I've enjoyed looking at their photos and kinda getting to know them.
My collection for 2014 doesn't have 365 pictures in it. There were days that I forgot and I began the project around January 5th. I'm being much more diligent this year.
You can see the entire collection on Flickr or by searching the hashtag #4pmProject on Instagram.
One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to be more healthy, so I've been being much more conscientious about what I eat. But, like with any diet, I started craving sweets and melted cheese. Through an intense rationalization process, I decided that the best way to eat sweets was to make them myself (to avoid unneccessary chemicals and preservatives). So, Friday, I made Homemade Snickers bars. Oh. My. Word. They are sinfully delicous and fairly easy to make! Go make some! Your loved ones will love you for it!