THANK YOU to everyone who has picked up their camera, taken part, spread the word, set their alarms, lost out on sleep and contributed to the 4am Project over the last 4 years! The project cannot happen without you!
Put the date in your diary! Set your alarm clock! Grab your camera!
Sunday 15th April 2012 at…….4am!
What is the 4am Project?
The 4am Project is a ground-breaking global photography project that aims to encourage worldwide social collaboration to capture a view of the world at the often unseen time of 4am.
Since it’s launch in April 2009, the project has attracted participants from nearly 50 countries, and there is a digital archive of over 6000 images and is one of the biggest world-wide photography collaborations.
Yes! You heard it right! The 4am Project is about to hit Manhattan. This is probably the project’s (and my!) biggest goal to date.
I am so delighted to be able to bring the 4am Project to the heart of New York City.
Times Square will be pumping with energy and will promise some stunning images to early morning photographers who want to capture the exhilarating activity in a 24 hour city.
If you are a New Yorker with an interest in the unusual (and perhaps mild insomnia) come and take part in this innovative global photography project to record and document the world before dawn.
I’m going to be hosting a special event in the beating heart of Manhattan that is Times Square at 4am on October 17th, and I’m inviting bleary eyed photographers on an exhilarating early morning photography walk to capture images of the city that never sleeps.
I hope you can join me and other New York photographers in this extraordinary photo walk at the ‘crossroads of the world’.
The 4am Project is an exercise in global solidarity to encourage the sharing of visual imagery that reflects the world we live in. This is the Project’s second year, and word has spread like wildfire, with people picking up their cameras in over 40 countries across the globe including UK, Brazil, Italy, China, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Laos and the USA.
It’s a worldwide collaborative experience, aiming to capture a time of day that many people rarely see. At the heart of the 4am project is the aim to bring both photographers and non-photographers together, to create a global community which demonstrates how amazing our surrounding landscapes can be.
Time: 3.45 AM on Sunday 17th October
Meeting Place: Outside the New York Police Station on Times Square
Event ends at 5am, though I suggest it would be a nice opportunity to grab a coffee and meet the 4am Photographers!
Have a look at all the great 4am images below, chose your favourite and give it your vote!
Voting will be open until Midnight (Greenwich Mean Time) on Monday 19th April. The photograph with the most votes at the end of the voting period will win first prize, and so forth.
You can only vote once from your computer, this is to avoid multiple votes from the same computer. However, you can of course rally round support from your friends and family and all your friends on flickr, twitter, facebook etc!
Thanks again to everybody who has ventured out to photography their world at 4am. I wish I had enough prizes for everybody!
Photo 2 by Fran, Birmingham UK
Photo 3 By Rene Segura, Santa Maria, USA
Photo 4 By Creepeh Sue, Hongdae, South Korea
Photo 5 By Gaurav Patel, London, UK
Photo 6 by Dale Shephard, Wolverhampton, UK
Photo 7 By Derek Shanks, Toronto, Canada
Photo 8 By Jeanne Brophy, San Francisco, USA
Phot 9 by Jean Marie Jenanji, Dubai, UAE
Photo 10 By Nandor Hargita, Budapest
Photo 11 By Cerealboxstar, Manila, Philippines
Photo 12 By Luis Amaral, Lisbon, Portugal
Photo 13 By Andrew Stuart, Llandudno, Wales
Photo 15 By Egneg, Birmingham UK
Photo 16 By Andy Toots, Warwickshire, UK
Photo 17 By Steve Anderson, Sweden
Photo 18 By Strawbleu, Leeds, UK
Photo 19 By Miki Ballard, Fairview, USA
Photo 20 By Kat De'Vries, San Diego, USA
Photo 21 By Yashwanth Madhusudan, Bangalore, India
I probably shouldn’t say much more than that at this point.
Just grab a drink, get comfortable and enjoy the view of the world at 4am on 4th April!
So, it’s the day after the morning before and I’m still catching up on the wonderful photo submissions from participants from countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Portugal, India, Philippines, Brazil, Canada, and Korea to name just a few! Over 1100 images of 4am have been submitted from 4th April alone!
THANK YOU to everyone who set their alarms or stayed up to meet 4am and took part in the project. Your support & enthusiasm has been amazing! I’ve had some great feedback from you, and it really means a lot.
This event marked the 4am Project’s first birthday and it is going from strength to strength. With the addition of help in the form of investment from 4ip and Screen West Midlands, the 4am Project has been able to reach out to even more people around the world!