Our daughter Isabel McPherson giving us her biggest smile of the day.
15th of May 2012 people from all over the world submitted images to aday.org. Everyone was encouraged by aday.org to submit 10 images of moments from their everyday life on 15th of May 2012. This to freeze time for just one day. All of the images will be displayed for you and everyone to explore. Some of the images will be selected for a book, others for exhibitions. Every single image taken will be saved for future research and education.
Aday.org is initiated by the Swedish non-profit foundation Expressions of Humankind. The foundation supports scientific research and education centered around the photographic image and the written word. Their aim is to inspire creative reflections on humanity, by experiencing global perspectives.
The reason why aday.org started up this concept is because they want to use the power of photography to create, share and inspire perspectives on daily life – today and tomorrow.
Anyone could join and submit images, either it was from a digital camera, mobile phone or analog.
On 15th of May 2012 I had the day off from work as a photographer. I used the oppurtunity to document my privat everyday life for just one day. My wife Trude McPherson is currently on maternity leave with our daughter Isabel McPherson who is 6 months old. It is rare that I get the chance to be home with my wife and daughter during the day, so I thought 15th of May 2012 would be the day to document their everyday life. The reason why I choose this angle is because I believe that this is life and not all the huge events happening occasionally around the world.