52:500c – 52 Weeks, 52 Photos

So here we are, at the finish line again, it was a rocky year, much more than my past several projects, well 400TX:365 had a full switch out of a camera, as did 52:320TXP, but I almost stopped this project, like full stop, end of line. I also made a point each week I would pick my favourite photo from that week, in mind to but them together in a book (which is happening). But without further delay, here’s my picks for 52 photos from 52 weeks!

Week 01 – Welcome to the Hangover
52:500c - Week 01 - Welcome to the Hangover//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 02 – Winter’s Fort
52:500c - Week 02 - Winter's Fort//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 03 – In the Darkness Bind Them
52:500c - Week 03 - In the Darkness Bind Them//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 04 – A Fort for a City
52:500c - Week 04 - A Fort for A City//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 05 – Ghosts
52:500c - Week 05 - Ghosts//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 06 – Organized Chaos
52:500c - Week 06 - Organized Chaos//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 07 – A View to a Lake
52:500c - Week 07 - A View to a Lake//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 08 – Fort Town
52:500c - Week 08 - Fort Town//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 09 – Throwing Rocks
52:500c - Week 09 - Throwing Rocks//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 10 – Capital National
52:500c - Week 10 - Capital National//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Of course, this project I was euphoric with, I mean by the half-way point I had worked through some failures, accepted the losses and posted the photos anyways. Now I had toyed around with the idea of making a book with my first 52-Roll Project, not so much in the second, the third would have also made a good book. But this fourth one grabbed onto me, so I started collecting up my favourites from each week.

Week 11 – Jewel in the Crown
52:500c - Week 11 - Jewel in the Crown//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 12 – A House Divided
52:500c - Week 12 - A House Divided//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 13 – A Lovely Downtown
52:500c - Week 13 - Lovely Downtown//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 14 – Just Won’t Quit
52:500c - Week 14 - Just Won't Quit//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 15 – A Fort Named George
52:500c - Week 15 - A Fort Named George//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

The design of the book will be pure, middle gray for the background with white text in a sans-serif font and simply titled “52: A Year on Film” each image presented with a small write up on it. The write-ups will be new, not taken from any blog post or Flickr description, as the book is a reflection on the image, what it means now, not then.

Week 16 – In the Neighborhood
52:500c - Week 16 - In The Neighborhood//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 17 – No Place I’d Rather Be
52:500c - Week 17 - No Place I'd Rather Be//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 18 – Longwoods
52:500c - Week 18 - Longwoods//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 19 – The Gully
52:500c - Week 19 - The Gully//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 20 – Welcome to the Jungle
52:500c - Week 20 - Welcome to the Jungle//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

What goes into picking your favourite photos, thankfully some weeks I had only seven picks from the roll, others I had the full twelve. I usually trust my gut when it comes to this; I wait for a single photo just to jump out and grab me. Ones that I’m on point with exposure and composition, an image that speaks to my soul and shows the theme or subject I had photographed for the week.

Week 21 – Welcome to the Roc
52:500c - Week 21 - Welcome to the Roc//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 22 – A Farmer’s Life
52:500c - Week 22 - A Farmer's Life//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 23 – Battlefield House
52:500c - Week 23 - Battlefield House//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 24 – The City that Works
52:500c - Week 24 - The City that Works//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 25 – The Old Kirk
52:500c - Week 25 - The Old Kirk//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 26 – Close to Home
52:500c - Week 26 - Close to Home//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 27 – Ships of Summer
52:500c - Week 27 - The Ships of Summer//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 28 – Cruisin’
52:500c - Week 28 - Cruisin'//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 29 – Lovely Saturday Drive
52:500c - Week 29 - Lovely Saturday Drive//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 30 – Contest of Fortification
52:500c - Week 30 - Contest of Fortification//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

The big task will be to go back through my negatives and to rescan each one, then going through and editing each image again in Photoshop but using the same technique and style for each. You might have noted the jarring sepia tone on “A House Divided” Yeah, that wouldn’t look good in a book that I’m aiming to keep a consistent look. It also will allow for some of the old negatives that had a nasty curl to be scanned better.

Week 31 – Vieux-Québec
52:500c - Week 31 - Vieux-Québec//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 32 – Lakeshore Evenings
52:500c - Week 32 - Lakeshore Evenings//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 33 – Transit
52:500c - Week 33 - Transit//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 34 – Wednesday Night Blues
52:500c - Week 34 - Wednesday Night Blues//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 35 – Muskoka
52:500c - Week 35 - Muskoka//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 36 – Castle
52:500c - Week 36 - Castle//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 37 – Shaken, Not Stirred
52:500c - Week 37 - Shaken, Not Stirred//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 38 – Saturday Morning Coffee
52:500c - Week 38 - Saturday Morning Coffee//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 39 – Black Creek
52:500c - Week 39 - Black Creek//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 40 – Grand Old House
52:500c - Week 40 - Grand Old House//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

The project also gave me a deep appreciation for the Rollei RPX line of films, a fantastic stock that’s new in the film community. And I do plan on continuing to shoot the RPX 25 as my new choice for slow films, RPX 100 and RPX 400 are decent films, but I’ll stick with FP4+ and Tri-X.

Week 41 – Battle Ground
52:500c - Week 41 - Battle Ground//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 42 – Royal City
52:500c - Week 42 - Royal City//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 43 – Make No Little Plans
52:500c - Week 43 - Make No Little Plans//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 44 – Disillusionment
52:500c - Week 44 - Disillusionment//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 45 – High Flight
52:500c - Week 45 - High Flight//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 46 – Distant Voices
52:500c - Week 46 - Distant Voices//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 47 – Finding Nemo
52:500c - Week 47 - Finding Nemo//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 48 – Steel City Blues
52:500c - Week 48 - Steel City Blues//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 49 – Upon Avon
52:500c - Week 49 - Upon Avon//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 50 – Burlington Races
52:500c - Week 50 - Burlington Races//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 51 – Once More with Feeling
52:500c - Week 51 - Once More With Feeling//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Week 52 – All’s Quiet
52:500c - Week 52 - All's Quiet//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

So with that, I bid you all best wishes for your 2017 project, I will strive to keep on checking the site every day to continue to support and encourage the next round of fifty-two rollers.

Alex Luyckx, signing out.

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11 thoughts on “52:500c – 52 Weeks, 52 Photos

  1. This is an impressive collection. I like that they have a common feel all the way through which must be the combo of film and camera and intent, not necessarily in that order. Thanks for all your comments throughout the year, always much appreciated.

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    • Thanks! Yeah, I think at the very beginning on the project I had in the back of my head I wanted to make a book of it, so I must have started shooting everything in a similar style and fashion.

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