4am Project Creative Director Karen Strunks

Hi. I’m Karen Strunks, and my curiosity about 4am began over three years ago. To date over 7000 images from around the world have been taken as part of the project by participants in over 50 countries! 

I live in Birmingham – the UK’s second largest city – and after a night out, I was driving from one side of the city to the other. It was around 4am and I was really struck by the cityscape. Streets and roads normally teeming with people and traffic were deserted. The city was asleep and it felt like I had it all to myself. I liked it.

In 2008, I went out to take my first pictures at 4am in Birmingham.  You can see them on blog. I’ve been asking readers of my blog for their suggestions of places they’d like to see at 4am. They decide where to go, and I take the photos, so it’s become a collaboration.

When I started to think about how the idea could be extended, the 4am Project was born.

I’d like to involve you in this project. What will YOU be doing at 4am on Sunday 14th April?

Put the date in your diary, set your alarm, and take a picture of your world at 4am.

I’m going to get some friends together and go out and have a 4am photography walk. Why not do the same? Get some of your friends and family involved too. Or simply set the alarm, take a picture, and go back to the land of nod!

Whatever you’re doing, it’d be great if you could get involved and play a part in building a global picture of the world at 4am.

Visit my personal website: karenstrunks.com