Friday, 4 January 2013

40-40-40: I need YOU!

I am turning 40 this year. Needless to say I'm not happy about it.

I have never been one for getting depressed about birthdays, I've always just seen them as just another day. To be honest I don't feel any different to when I was 18. Just sleepier.

And yet there is something different about this one - the big 4-0. Something that gets under my skin, and has turned me into (as my kids would say) a big grump. What is it about this "milestone" that is effecting me? Why does it seem significant? And is it just me?

That's why I've decided to do a project this year I am called 40-40-40

40 photos.

40 people.

All 40 in 2013.

40 people willing to bare their faces and souls, to help me understand what this 40 lark is all about. What it means to them, why it bothers them, or why it doesn't.

And I need YOU! If you want to volunteer (and live near enough to Hythe in Kent) I will shoot your portrait. You will definitely get a copy of said portrait. If I decide to turn this into a book, I will let you have a free copy of the book. I'm not sure where I want to take this yet...

You can contact me via Facebook, or you can post a comment or email me at

It would be brilliant if you could get involved! It might just keep me sane too! :)