The Birthday Project was inspired by an article I read about Lucy Hilmer, an artist who has been photographing herself on her birthday every year since 1974 (you can read more about that here).
I have so enjoyed this little project of mine for four years now - each year having a different theme, or direction, and captured by a different photographer. As a photographer, I much prefer to be behind the camera, but The Birthday Project forces me to step out of my comfort zone to some degree of vulnerability. I hate it, but I love challenging myself in that way.
This year, I wanted to scale things back to black and white - the real reason behind the Project - to capture the coordinates of my life and to have a visual documentation of my life and the aging process. I had my new sister-in-law, Anna, as the photographer this year. Her work constantly amazes me (like, WOW) and I just love her to pieces! I knew she was the gal for the job (and I encourage you to have a look at some of her stunning work here).
So, without further ado, here are the exact coordinates of my life at twenty-nine years of age.