One of my favourite projects is the one-day documentary project; It's a shorter duration 'memory keeping' (compared to 'Week in the Life') and a way to connect to the rhythm of your day. So this is how it works; there are a few questions to ask yourself when documenting your day: What do you do over the course of a single day? Where do you go? What do you eat? Who do you talk to? You can also think about in terms of the "subject" of your day; Do you focus on yourself or a particular experience? Do you mix it up? It's all up to you! The beauty of this project is in capturing the 'boring' everyday details.
This weekend, I thought I would take pictures of my commute to work (basically what I see on my way to work). I think it's a little bit challenging to document my whole day, but it's a great way to see which parts of my day need a little bit more structure and time-management. So to start off, I thought my commute would be a great warm up before plunging into the Day in the Life project.
This project made me pay close attention to what I see and feel when going to work. Not to mention, there was no rush hour on Saturday and Sunday, so I could stop and snap whenever I wanted without someone crashing into me! ;)
Off to work; my first route is to get a train to Charing Cross (it takes 20 minutes) and walk from there all the way to Marylebone Lane (it takes around 35 minutes). That's our big Mulberry tree!
^^ The platform is not like this on Monday mornings - it's packed with grumpy people! ^^
^^ I usually pop into Whole Foods Market to rummage around a bit! ^^
^^ A few lovely shops on Marylebone Lane! ^^
I love this 'red' pub on Marylebone Lane and I don't know many times I've looked into that piano shop! I know all the prices by heart now. A cool £62,000 for this one!
This is my second route to work (when there's no bloody trains to Charing Cross). I go to London Bridge and I take the underground to Baker Street! Although I usually whinge a lot when I find out that there's no trains to Charing Cross, but I actually like this route and I enjoy walking from Chiltern Street to Marylebone highstreet. There are few cool shops on Chiltern Street and my favourite coffee shop The Monocle Café.
^^ A very crazy window display (left)! ^^
^^ Chiltern Firehouse ^^
^^ Marylebone Farmers' Market on Sundays! Had a little look in the market as well. ^^
I sometimes grab a Soya Latte from Daylesford on my way to work (the last place I pop into)!
^^ Heading home! ^^" There is something so awesome and wholehearted about capturing the "everydayness" of the lives we lead - no matter what phase we are in - with or without kids, boring or out-of-your-mind-busy. Beauty exists in all those phases and I hope I continue to embrace, celebrate and live that truth throughout the rest of my life." - Ali Edwards