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The 1010 Project

Oct 19, 2010

by Alison Feldmann

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I spent October 10, 2010 like any other lazy Sunday: eating goat cheese omelets, luxuriating under a blanket of purring kittens and enjoying a leisurely walk to the water’s edge. It was, to put it simply, nothing special.

However, I didn’t document a single morsel of this pleasantly mundane weekend. The reflection on the East River, the delicate pink of my kitten’s paws and the rapturous, billowing yolk of my eggs are now mere dust bunnies in the widening crevasse that is my mind. They’ll never to be captured on film for another day’s reminiscence. And this is where The 1010 Project comes in.

On 10/10/10, a group of 10 photographers across the world took 10 photos each. This collective visual diary encompassed a single day in 100 pictures. Aside from the fact that this day was numerically significant (how often does 10/10/10 happen, anyway?), it was an otherwise normal day. No special occasion, no big event, just the essence of daily life captured through ten lenses. 

As the 1010 Project mission statement explains,

“The 1010 project was devised as an antidote to everything in modern life always having to be bigger, better, louder and brighter than what’s been before. 

“It’s an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the simple, everyday things that make life beautiful.”

And it is beautiful. Here are a few favorites from the photographers’ expressive points of view.

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Photo by Victoria Hannan

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Photo by Hilda Grahnat

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Photo by Kris Atomic

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Photo by Hilda Grahnat

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Photo by Hilda Grahnat

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Photo by Jacinta Moore

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Photo by Michelle Gow

 

What a gorgeous day. See the rest of the photos at The 1010 Project.

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159 comments

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 7 years ago

    Oh, I hadn't heard about this one before! Great photos, and great idea!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    what a way to remember!! lovely article!!

  • karenjcreations

    karenjcreations said 7 years ago

    Cool!!

  • ravenhaired

    ravenhaired said 7 years ago

    Great pictures..always nice to be reminded of how beautiful everyday things are!

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 7 years ago

    i just love the photos!! I want summer back )

  • pulloverthecar

    pulloverthecar said 7 years ago

    I love the photo of the dolls laying on the mirror. There's something really pretty and interesting about it.

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    Love the idea! Now off to view the rest of the photos ~ thanks, Alison.

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    I like that idea. Freeze framing everyday experiences through a camera lens. Everyone should try it:)

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 7 years ago

    making the mundaneand overlooked... beautiful, what a great idea!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 7 years ago

    Lovely!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 7 years ago

    I think a blanket of purring kittens is the best way to spend any day! Fabulous photos!

  • bethanylorelle

    bethanylorelle said 7 years ago

    Brillant! Thanks for sharing such great talent and images. bethany lorelle

  • AWishForYou

    AWishForYou said 7 years ago

    Amazing how it feels so much more because they were taken the same day. It adds a new dimension to what are already beautiful pictures. Lovely concept.

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 7 years ago

    Interesting photos!

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 7 years ago

    It is truly amazing how when we stop and consciously engage in what is in front of our eyes, we can find beauty and profound meaning just about anywhere, most exquisitely, in the simplest of things. Wonderful photos.

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 7 years ago

    Sooo Cool!

  • jennyhoople

    jennyhoople said 7 years ago

    Oh, how wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us :) Speaking of making every day unique, I was just introduced to the sweetest little blog about that happymundane.com The writer, Jonathan, is a really great guy...responded right away to the email I sent him :) I love those little moments that make the ordinary extraordinary!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    Cheers! Like the beer photo :)

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 7 years ago

    Lovely :)

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 7 years ago

    Oh i love these attitude, and living in Israel i crave for the mudane , love the joy of the simple things , as we always seems to live in a big Drama, Thank you so much Alison for sharing with us . love Victoria Hannan photo going to check now the project

  • jessjamesjake

    jessjamesjake said 7 years ago

    Lovely, thanks so much for sharing this idea!!

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin said 7 years ago

    I am always wishing I kept track of more of the 'mundane' points of life. Someday even the most mundane moments will be nostalgic. Thanks for the motivation.

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    I'm off to check this site out! Thank you!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    AND AGAIN WOWWW :) Such a lovely and wonderful photos !

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose said 7 years ago

    Ooo, 10/10/10, that's the day I was in the Storque. And I know I took pictures because I was visiting beautiful Maine. Very cool. Really, I love this. Thanks for sharing!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 7 years ago

    this is wonderful. :)

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts said 7 years ago

    What beautiful photos! Thank you for informing us on this wonderful project. Can't wait to see what they'll come up with for 11/11/11!!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 7 years ago

    That was such a great idea. I did not take a single picture on 10/10/10. Maybe I can join in on the fun next year on 11/11/11:)

  • SarahLou92

    SarahLou92 said 7 years ago

    This was such a wonderful, creative idea! I can't wait for next year!

  • Radness

    Radness said 7 years ago

    what a fun idea! im also down for the 11-11-11 :)

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Perfect...I made a treasury...but never thought of documenting it with photos. Brilliant.

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

    Just lovely photos.

  • katrinshine

    katrinshine said 7 years ago

    Great pics! Lovely article!

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur said 7 years ago

    love the samples.. excellent project!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 7 years ago

    Wonderful 1010 project - looks like you guys had fun as well :)

  • MouseKitten

    MouseKitten said 7 years ago

    beautiful photos. i need to start documenting my days too :)

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 7 years ago

    I have a completely different style, and view... I'm currently into "colors" and the emotions they invoke! However, I totally love your style and perspective! Thanx for sharing!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    fabulous!!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 7 years ago

    Beautiful selection of photographs! So interesting to see the different scenes that are captures in the same time period - really makes you think about how your daily routines and surrounds can appear quite fascinating to someone else. I should bring my camera out with me more often.

  • ByronMorrisArt

    ByronMorrisArt said 7 years ago

    what a good idea...well done mate!

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 7 years ago

    Love these, esp the I Love New York photo by Racytay! Reminds me of my days there (sigh) :)

  • jilldredge

    jilldredge said 7 years ago

    A blanket of purring kittens would make it hard to get up and start the day! That would be a good place to just stay. I love the idea of photos of the everyday instead of the super new idea. Everyday is great too!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Awesome!!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 7 years ago

    I love the pictures of the family floating

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 7 years ago

    I really love seeing photographs. I find that photographers have such imaginative minds! It's amazing! These are no exception! Love it! Great post! Marie

  • treasuredarling

    treasuredarling said 7 years ago

    Cool!

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare said 7 years ago

    those frames are interesting.

  • cobbledtogether

    cobbledtogether said 7 years ago

    I love this idea, I tried to do this for a whole year once, taking a photo a day, but it's harder than it looks, i think I only got to March. Maybe I'll try again with renewed inspiration. Thanks!

  • GemsByJoy

    GemsByJoy said 7 years ago

    what a great idea! This is what life is made up of...lots of everyday moments:)

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Great project! Interesting photos!

  • elisemahan

    elisemahan said 7 years ago

    brilliant!

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry said 7 years ago

    LOVE your pictures!! I had a pair of those eyeglass frames!!!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 7 years ago

    What a cool idea!

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 7 years ago

    Awesomeness!!!

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie said 7 years ago

    awesome idea!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    I like to think every day is beautiful and special!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    this is a wonderful article. i was thinking that special day should be documented. i am so pleased to see this.

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 7 years ago

    Lovely - just lovely !!

  • paedrin

    paedrin said 7 years ago

    beautiful work

  • davita

    davita said 7 years ago

    This is fantastic. I would totally live in that van!

  • editionbw

    editionbw said 7 years ago

    terrific story, their project is fantastic.

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • FusionSweets

    FusionSweets said 7 years ago

    Such lovely pictures!

  • knightcloth

    knightcloth said 7 years ago

    documenting one's day is such a great idea, even if it isn't 10/10/10. Beautiful moments of time.

  • GourdBags

    GourdBags said 7 years ago

    This concept is soo cool. I love the Life in a Day of photo documentary!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE the photography shown on Etsy. It's always so inspiring, imaginative, and beautiful!

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 7 years ago

    A great quick trip around the world, while sitting at my computer on a rainy afternoon in San Diego.

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis said 7 years ago

    Awsome. My favorite shot is the Spider Web...ahuuuuh...Halloween is almost here, Yippie!...and with the big Christmas rush approaching fast, I'm trying to invoke some Pre Holiday Shopping with Super Discounts of $5.00 to $20.00 off,(for a limited time,) on already low prices, on Steamy Steampunk, Gostly Gothic, Vampish Dark Metal Fashion. So come, my Etsy playmates, take a look!

  • CharmsCityCompany

    CharmsCityCompany said 7 years ago

    so much beauty captured in everyday objects. fresh perspective!

  • RumbleinmyBumble

    RumbleinmyBumble said 7 years ago

    10/10/10 is a spectacularly special day at our house. My Tiny Boy turned turned three years old that day! :)

  • whitehaus

    whitehaus said 7 years ago

    i love projects like this:)

  • RoyalPrincess

    RoyalPrincess said 7 years ago

    Lovely !!

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 7 years ago

    Such a great idea!

  • whimsywhimsical

    whimsywhimsical said 7 years ago

    I really like the quote "It’s an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the simple, everyday things that make life beautiful." A lot of times we have overlooked the most important in our life, is to live everyday happily :) Great project!!

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 7 years ago

    great photos!

  • CassiopeiaArt

    CassiopeiaArt said 7 years ago

    I didn't know about this, and I love the Rocks and Sea! And Raceytay's photo I Love NY. Gorgeous photography here for 10/10/10. I think I'm inspired to create a treasury!

  • cedarrythm

    cedarrythm said 7 years ago

    Nice

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 7 years ago

    Such a neat idea! It makes me want to go out and take some photos!

  • wisher21

    wisher21 said 7 years ago

    Love it!! I'm doing the 365 days of photos currently. (One photo per day for an entire year) I'm only on day 34, but I'm enjoying it. It's always hard to choose what the day's photo will be.

  • RedRobinArt

    RedRobinArt said 7 years ago

    Life is about choices; where to go, what to see. This is excellent for just unwinding a little. Beautiful photos and paths to follow. I truly enjoyed each and every one, however, I must say I am partial to the portrait leaning on a chair outside a shop! Thanks Alison!

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

    The Volkswagon Van...wow that brings back memories..What will happen next year on 11/11/11?

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 7 years ago

    I love it! 10/10/10 was my dad's 70th birthday!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 7 years ago

    So cool!

  • TEJIDOS

    TEJIDOS said 7 years ago

    wow...what a great idea! now i'm going to have a good look around...

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 7 years ago

    This is a really lovely idea. I nice way to make any day or week special.

  • LoveOwlEyes

    LoveOwlEyes said 7 years ago

    Love this idea!!

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 7 years ago

    My father in law turned 83 on 10-10-10. Off to see more photos!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

    super idea!!!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful idea!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    very inspiring photos! and by the way, a weekend of leisurely breakfast, walks & kittens sounds very exciting to me! xo

  • chelebert12

    chelebert12 said 7 years ago

    Holy Moly! I love this idea!

  • IntlGamePlayer

    IntlGamePlayer said 7 years ago

    Actually, 10-10-10 wasn't just a normal day...350.org, an online environmental activism organizing group, had events worldwide. I checked several communities I've lived in, large and small, on their map on the site, and there were several 'green' things going on in most...some smaller, some larger. I didn't know about the 10-10 art thing though :(

  • bstrung

    bstrung said 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos.

  • VintageZen

    VintageZen said 7 years ago

    awesome!

  • olana11

    olana11 said 7 years ago

    Love the diversity!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 7 years ago

    Somehow the way you describe your luxuriant Sunday combined with these photos, makes me think everyday can be special in some small way. I just have to stop and allow a moment to completely sink in.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Captured beautifully ~ I Love New York in Autumn by Raceytay

  • BeadU

    BeadU said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed seeing these photos. Thanks so much for posting this!

  • smashgirl

    smashgirl said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing, I enjoyed all 100 of them!

  • foxybyproxy

    foxybyproxy said 7 years ago

    loveydovey! how does one get involved, by the way?

  • Sidhesheesboudoir

    Sidhesheesboudoir said 7 years ago

    This is simply - awesome :D

  • Frankenkitty

    Frankenkitty said 7 years ago

    These are wonderful. What a great project.

  • signsofmylife

    signsofmylife said 7 years ago

    a day in life as it was ~ 101010... i wanted to get married that day but i didn't.

  • BPyarns

    BPyarns said 7 years ago

    Wonderful photos!

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 7 years ago

    What a cool project. Today is 20.10.2010 (Malaysian calendar). It's a good day to pick up the camera.

  • tashCAN

    tashCAN said 7 years ago

    Wow, what an AMAZING idea! The photos are beautiful. (:

  • realfaery

    realfaery said 7 years ago

    Nice collection!

  • BusyLizeee

    BusyLizeee said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed your article and the pictures...........so simple yet so beautiful!

  • Viverre

    Viverre said 7 years ago

    The photographs are beautiful and I love the idea behind the whole thing. "It’s an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the simple, everyday things that make life beautiful." Brilliant. :)

  • roseshellojewellery

    roseshellojewellery said 7 years ago

    Brilliant! Lovely idea. I wrote a blog post about it picking out my favourites :) http://rosesandhellojewellery.blogspot.com/2010/10/project-1010.html

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 7 years ago

    Great concept. Awesome pictures!

  • GaGa4GiftTags

    GaGa4GiftTags said 7 years ago

    What wonderful photography! I love this idea! Sometimes I think that we are so often focused on photographing the special moments in life and this is a great reminder that the simple everday things are just as beautiful to photograph.

  • Clothinglabel

    Clothinglabel said 7 years ago

    this is amazing... i loved that pics all of pics are wonderfull

  • victoriahannan

    victoriahannan said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for posting about 1010 and for all your lovely comments. xx

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 7 years ago

    Articles and photos like these remind me how blessed we are~ thanks for that!

  • birribe

    birribe said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous photos, I really enjoyed the idea.

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 7 years ago

    Cool

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 7 years ago

    Everyday is remarkable if we have eyes to see & take a moment to clear out the mental clutter. Beautiful images! Thank you.

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    That's a fun idea. And that bouquet in the hand shot is beautiful.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Great idea, I love incidental photos of everyday life they reveal more than they intend to sometimes!

  • miscolores

    miscolores said 7 years ago

    This is a very cool idea! I wish I did something more special that day!

  • brendastreasures

    brendastreasures said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed the photos. Neat idea.

  • moonforest

    moonforest said 7 years ago

    How inspiring to see a little snippet of life in all these faraway places! and such gorgeous photography! Made my morning....thanks.

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    what a great idea, all I did on 10/10/10 was sew costumes LOL. Maybe I'll do something incredible for 11/11/11

  • theblackbirdsings

    theblackbirdsings said 7 years ago

    What stunningly beautiful photography! A treat for my eyes. :)

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 7 years ago

    Those pictures are awesome! I love the idea of taking time to document just the every day. I really love this idea. :)

  • keniki01

    keniki01 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful idea! Great way to make you appreciate the ordinary, simple things in life!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Thanks again for the eye candy.

  • baroquenheart

    baroquenheart said 7 years ago

    Great idea. There really is beauty all around us, even in the most ordinary things.

  • Moonelighte

    Moonelighte said 7 years ago

    What a great idea! And I love your pics, such great examples of that Summer day.. A visual treat for us all & a great way to remember a special date in time!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Awesome idea!

  • 1ForYou

    1ForYou said 7 years ago

    I love this, great photos!

  • SASessories

    SASessories said 7 years ago

    great idea! love it!!

  • HeyZee

    HeyZee said 7 years ago

    Thanks for this post! Very nice project!

  • Simag

    Simag said 7 years ago

    What A Simply Gorgeous Photography!!

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 7 years ago

    Just checked out the rest and wow I'm blown away! I love the beauty in small, everyday things, and coming across something like this on a dreary day makes ma happy :)

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 7 years ago

    Just checked out the rest and wow I'm blown away! I love the beauty in small, everyday things, and coming across something like this on a dreary day makes ma happy :)

  • Earmark

    Earmark said 7 years ago

    Love this, some of the photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  • eRosasjewelry

    eRosasjewelry said 7 years ago

    love this article and the photographs

  • funkomavintage

    funkomavintage said 7 years ago

    yeah! it's a beautiful world. I think 10/10 is a great day...and my son thinks that also....wink.

  • handmadebyjd

    handmadebyjd said 7 years ago

    Very neat, thanks for sharing!

  • loveFabrik

    loveFabrik said 7 years ago

    Wow, looks cool!!

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 7 years ago

    Such great photos, they really give you a feeling of slowing down and enjoying the little things - thanks so much for sharing, great post!

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker said 7 years ago

    i visited the 1010 website to view the other photos and loved it! thanks for letting me know about this.

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 7 years ago

    so cool - next year is 11/11/11 !

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pictures and such an inspiring concept!!!!!!

  • DriftGifts

    DriftGifts said 7 years ago

    Dolls terrify me but somehow, that's my favourite photo! Fab!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    Graat photoes and cool idea!

  • greenappleworks

    greenappleworks said 7 years ago

    I love all these items in this article. I wish I was good at taking photographs, but I love purchasing amazing pictures !! So much talent here on Etsy!!

  • MixedMurmurs

    MixedMurmurs said 7 years ago

    10/10 is my mother's birthday. Very cool photos, and such a nice number.

  • DblRainbow

    DblRainbow said 7 years ago

    love photos of cool stuff like this...its like meditating or dreaming while awake!

  • casiedeandesigns

    casiedeandesigns said 7 years ago

    in a word...amazing.

  • gollumgullarm

    gollumgullarm said 7 years ago

    That campervan is my dream vechile...LOVE IT!!!xxx

  • debrossehardesty

    debrossehardesty said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Great photos.

  • tinyearsjewelry

    tinyearsjewelry said 7 years ago

    that is a really fun idea... I can't believe I didn't even know it was triple 10. http://tinyearsjewelry.etsy.com thanks... Casey @ Tin Years

  • mildajlingerie

    mildajlingerie said 7 years ago

    loved the idea and the photos :)I only realised on Monday that the day before was 10/10/10..

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 7 years ago

    Spider webs are difficle, we were documenting one then a bird flew thru it so there went the photo's.... we want to have a caught item in it... nice work peace, Devine Collectible

  • msquaredj

    msquaredj said 7 years ago

    love it - "the essence of daily life"

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