One of the UK’s best-known photographers is calling on photographers to join him on in a unique social experiment to capture the spirit of Bristol over the course of 24 hours
Mark Waugh is urging amateur photographers and smartphone snappers across the city to grab their cameras on Saturday, August 19 to help build a visual library of what Bristol looks like in 2017.
Called A Day In The Life, the social experiment will be built from hundreds of images of the people and places that make Bristol tick – from buskers to office workers, students, sports fans, skateboarders, OAPs, tourists and many more.
The images will be uploaded to Instagram live throughout the day for viewers to watch at @cartridge_save before being printed out and transformed into a piece of art by a local artist, to provide a permanent testimony of this day in history.
Mark, whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Mirror, says: “This is a unique project and I didn’t have to think twice before agreeing to get involved.
“I love Bristol and its people. There is so much potential to capture some amazing images on the day, pictures that will last for years to come as a snapshot of the city on that particular day. That is the power of photography.
“I hope that as many people as possible get involved, from kids with smartphones, through all the workers of the city to the elderly to give the broadest possible range of what life in 2017 looks like. Grab your camera and get clicking.”
Inspired by the blog Humans Of New York, which has 7.1 million Instagram followers and 18 million Facebook followers, this definitive snapshot of Bristol is the idea of UK-wide company Cartridge Save.
Ian Cowley, managing director of Cartridge Save, says: “Life is fast, nowhere more so than in cities. That’s what makes Day In The Life so appealing, we’re taking moments in time and freezing them.
“We look forward to lots of people from Bristol getting involved and contributing their pictures across the day. The end result will be a document that will be of real worth now and in future.”
To get involved, go to cartridgesave.co.uk/pri