Long term projects

I’m a bit late telling you this, but each June I look forward to checking up on a website I’ve been following for well over 10 years now. I take my hat off to it’s owner, Diego Goldberg, for dedication to the long term project. He started this project, The arrow of time  in 1976 and it’s still going strong. I’ll let Diego describe his project:

On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual:
we photograph ourselves to stop, for a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by.

I find it fascinating, watching the little changes year on year. Well the changes in Diego are little, his wife Susy seems to change a bit more between photos, largely due to changing hairstyle and clothing fashions. But even the little changes add up, and over 40 years you can see the effects of time. Because I don’t think the arrow of time passes us by, but pulls us with it through the years. Over the early years of the project we are introduced to Diego and Susy’s three boys. Now they are grown men, with their own wives and, in some cases, children of their own. And boy, don’t those boys take after their father!

When I look at this, I think I should start a long-term photo project of my own. I’ve got a couple of ideas (a tree and a field near home) but I never know when to start. Do I start now, while I’m thinking of it? Or wait until we get better weather? Or wait until January. new year and all that? I guess I should just get on with it rather than prolonging the dithering. Hopefully I’ll have some developments to report on soon. In the meantime enjoy making friends with the Goldberg family.


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3 thoughts on “Long term projects

  1. As you are suggesting a tree or a field, catching the changing seasons could be a thought – this would mean 3/4 times a year, possibly on the first of the month. If you started 1st July/ 1 October /1 January / 1 April. Rather different o the Goldberg family, but perhaps more suited to your subject ?


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