31 December 2010

52 weeks later











Hello dear friends!

I just snapped the last of my 52 weeks self-portraits and am having trouble fathoming that it's been one full year since I embarked on this project.  As usual, on one hand it feels like it was just last week that I vowed to get over my chronic head tilt, and on the other hand so many days have passed since the click of my camera on that first day.  

In all, I am very very glad to have done this project.  I'll admit that in the past couple of months I began to grow tired of it, and that there were definitely weeks that I didn't know what to do and snapped a photo in the bathroom mirror.  That said, there are many photos that I am truly proud of and these fifty two photos of myself (along with the occasional special guest, and not to mention all the outtakes...oh the outtakes!) are a chronicle of this year I could never have created through other means.  

Thank you to all of you who supported me in embarking on this project, and who have sent me kind and thoughtful comments on it throughout the year.  Truly, your support has kept me going.  When I thought my photo was a bust and was bordering on re-taking it (but often didn't out of sheer stinginess with my polaroid film!), so often your sweet words encouraged me.   And when I was proud of a photo and felt that it offered a true portrayal of me in that week of this year, you were right there with me in my excitement.  Above are a few of my favorite shots from throughout the year, you can find the entire set here.  

I hope all of you and your loved ones have a safe, joyful, and beautiful new year.  Thank you for joining me in this space for another year and I can't wait to take you with me on the journey of the year to come.



  1. Happy New Year, Dear Julia.
    Congratulations on finishing your 52 weeks!
    I always want to do these and I flake out.
    You're an inspiration!

  2. go julia! this was such a beautiful project. thank you for sharing it with us. happy new year! xo

  3. Again, well done! The only criticism I could possibly have is that I wished there was more Freddie in it - I adore him! But I guess you already included him quite often. :)
    Happy new year!