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  • Writer's pictureLinda Woodard

An hour

All around the world the next hour will mean so many different things to different people. It will contain happiness, sadness, excitement, worry, surprises and life changing events. Babies will be born, people will receive bad news, there will be proposals, holiday planning and sandcastle building. OR it may just be another Saturday morning at home with the usual laughs, arguments, discussions, games, demands, expectations and lego building, again...

An hour can take forever or disappear in a blink of an eye.

I decided to document 'An hour' between 9am - 10am on Saturday 2nd February 2019. There is no reason for picking this date other than when I get an idea in my head I become very impatient and want to do it straight away.

I have been doing 'Capturing Family Time' sessions for other people for a while now but not for my family. The main difference is that 'Capturing Family Time' is staged. I turn up at someone's house and photograph them baking, playing in the garden, decorating their Christmas tree and so on. Often people have dressed up especially, invited grandparents, dusted the shelves and I bring a soft box to add extra light etc.

The 'An Hour' idea is more about capturing the moment as it happens. Unplanned. I will be turning these images into a photo book and hope that as the boys grow older, whatever happens to jpegs and mp4s they will enjoy getting the book out to show how their hour was spent on Saturday 2nd February 2019 between 9am and 10am.

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