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The 4am Project hits Times Square, New York City!

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!

Don’t forget your camera!

Tell your friends too!

Looking for the Press Release? You can find it here.

Follow the 4am Project on Twitter. My number whilst in NYC is (001) 646 233 3478

Karen :)

Bangalore is busy at 4am!

Hrish ‘dhempe’ Thota organised a fantastic 4am Project photo walk in Bangalore, India. 13 photographers left their beds and headed out into the market place for an early morning photo shoot.

Crazy photographers Photograph by Hrish Thota

As you can see from Hrish’s slide show, 4am in the market place is very busy indeed! For these market workers, 4am isn’t an unusual time. They regularly set their alarm clocks and are working hard whilst most of us sleep.

Who will you meet at 4am? Will you have your neighbourhood to yourself? Will you get together with other photographers? Let me know your plans!

Karen :)

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UK General Elections at 4am

It was a spontaneous 4am photo call that went out some hours into the UK General Election on Thursday night. And what a night it was. People around the country were burning the midnight oil as the results trickled in through the night and into the morning.

Thank you to everyone who were awake enough to grab their camera and take a snapshot of this historic occasion!

By Kinky Fantastic - The Times Newspaper newsroom

4am, election night, The Times newsroom

By Kate Day - The Telegraph Newspaper Office

4am UK General Election at The Telegraph Newspaper office by Kate Day

By Dave Harte

General election Birmingham 2010

General election Birmingham 2010

General election Birmingham 2010

General election Birmingham 2010

General election Birmingham 2010

general election birmingham 2010

Liam Byrne

Shabana Mahmood

Deidre Alden and party worker

By Pete Flint Murray

Michelle and Nick

'that' Labour smile

Michelle Donelan

John Healey

By Mike Priddy

Hotel room TV at 04:30

The Prime Minister speeding to London (2010 General Election)

4 moments in Jacqui Smith's life (Ex-Home Secretary)

The moment Jacqui Smith realised...

Glasgow Central Station

By Olympus User

4am UK General Election by Neil Houston

By Ilicco

By Narflet

By Ulleskelf

4am on election morning

By Andy Broomfield

Uncivilised Election

By Rachel Creative

20100506 4am election night

By Emmander


By Ben Whitehouse

4am UK General Election by Ben Whitehouse

By Jaki Booth

4am UK General Elections Night by Jaki Booth

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Karen :)

4am Project Prize Winners!

This year the 4am Project was able to offer prizes to participants! 

I had 24 prizes in total and selected my favourite 24 4am photographs out of over 1500 that were submitted from around the world! Everyone was invited to vote for the photo they liked the best. You can view the poll results here. And if you would like to know a bit of background on the prizes and my selection process, I have written about it over on my personal blog

Here are the fab prizes that were on offer: 

1st Prize: from Nikon D90 Camera with 18-105mm lens (worth £1029.99) 

2nd Prize: 30″ x 36″ photo canvas 

3rd Prize: 50 page 30cm x 30cm photo book 

4th Prize: 24″ x10″ photo canvas (2nd, 3rd, 4th prizes from Photocreator) 

5th through to 24th Prizes: Packet of 20 postcard for you to put your images on from Moo 

Thank you to Nikon, Photocreator and Moo for the prizes! 

And a big thank you to everyone who took part in the 4am Project! The project is growing all round the year and is a date for the diary for photographers from around the world. 

I’m already being asked when the next 4am Project date is, which is a wonderful compliment.  Please watch this space, or follow the project on Twitter or Facebook for 4am photo highlights and the lastest 4am news. 

So, without further ado, here are the prize winning photos! :)  

1st Prize – Nikon D90 Camera with 18-105mm lens 

First train in the morning

Photo 10 By Nandor Hargita, Budapest


2nd Prize – 30″ x 36″ photo canvas from Photocreator 

4am Donuts

Photo 14 By Matt Allen, Ipswich, USA


3rd Prize – 50 page 30cm x 30cm photo book from Photocreator. 

Photo 2 by Fran, Birmingham UK


4th Prize – 24″ x10″ photo canvas from Photocreator 

Photo 21 By Yashwanth Madhusudan, Bangalore, India


And, in no particular order, the following 20 photographers will win a pack of 20 customizable postcards from Moo! 

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Photo 1 By Sal Olivas, West Covina, USA



Photo 3 By Rene Segura, Santa Maria, USA


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Photo 4 By Creepeh Sue, Hongdae, South Korea


Photo 5 By Gaurav Patel, London, UK


Photo 6 by Dale Shephard, Wolverhampton, UK


4:04 Study 1

Photo 7 By Derek Shanks, Toronto, Canada


Boudin Baker: Scoring

Photo 8 By Jeanne Brophy, San Francisco, USA


4am Dubai by Jean Marie Jenanji

Phot 9 by Jean Marie Jenanji, Dubai, UAE


I always end up thinking of you

Photo 11 By Cerealboxstar, Manila, Philippines


most beautiful

Photo 12 By Luis Amaral, Lisbon, Portugal


4am - 04:00:39

Photo 13 By Andrew Stuart, Llandudno, Wales



Photo 15 By Egneg, Birmingham UK


4am Portrait (04:29)

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 22 By Adrian Burrows, Frankley Beeches, UK


Photo 23 By Vladimir Morozov, Birmingham, UK



Photo 24 by hanung665, Jakarta, Indonesia


Save the 4am Project on your favourites or subscribe to the blog’s RSS Feed. I’ve got lots of blog posts coming up, including the most recent 4am Project event that was held on 24th April in my home city of Birmingham UK which formed part of Birmingham’s City Of Culture bid for 2013

Karen :)

Special Birmingham UK 4am event 24th April!

NEWS JUST IN! Birmingham UK 4am event!

The 4am Project will be hosting a special 4am event this Saturday 24th April (at 4am!) on behalf of the Birmingham City of Culture bid!

The event will take place at Birmingham Museum Collections Centre. This is a rare opportunity to photograph the wealth of archived articals and artifacts that are not on show to the public at the Birmingham Museum. From classic motor vehicals, to stuffed animals and interesting curiosities! It’s a huge place, with plenty to see and photograph. The Museums Collection centre usually only lets the public in 2 or 3 times a year, and have been kind enough to open it’s doors to the 4am Project this Saturday!

From the Birmingham Museum Collections Centre website:

The 1.5 hectare site, close to Duddeston Station, holds hundreds of thousands of objects. Among the collections are steam engines, sculptures, an entire collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars, a red phone box and even a Sinclair C5

THERE ARE ONLY 30 TICKETS AVAILABLE on this occasion. Get your tickets now, first come, first served, and don’t forget to set your alarm clocks!

NOTE: Please upload your photographs to flickr and tag them 4amproject and for this occasion, please also use the tag bmag as the City Of Culture bid team would like to showcase some of the photos from the event. For more instructions about flickr and tagging, please visit the 4am Project website.

There is a car park on the site, but please be on time as the car park will close and be locked for the duration of the event.

Please visit Eventbrite to register for you free ticket!

I hope you can come along, experience the 4am Project and meet other photographers! :)

Follow the 4am Project on twitter!

Karen :)

4am Project photo walks – Birmingham UK

Can you believe it was this time last week when we were all getting ready to take photographs of our world at 4am?! Time sure does fly by!

What was fantastic this year was that even more photographers wanted to get together and meet up with other people in their areas and take part in a 4am photo walk! I did my best to try and help orchestrate that and put people in touch with eachother, but I’m hoping to have a dedicated page put on the website so people can add their towns/cities and add their names, which I think will really help everyone to get in touch with eachother for next time.

I am going to blog about those walks, and first up is the 4am photo walk that I organised in my home city of Birmingham, UK.

Birmingham is actually one of the finalists for the UK’s City Of Culture 2013 along side Derry/Londonderry, Norwich and Sheffield. Thanks go out to Birmingham City Of Culture bid team for helping to organise the opening of Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery.

It was quite a chilly morning but 23 hardly photographers turned up in time for 4am armed with their cameras and tripods.

 The first (and third) videos were made by the City Of Culture team & it was a video that went out to announce the ‘Night At The Museum’ The 2nd video is one I made and I asked participants how they had heard about the 4am Project and if they enjoyed themselves!

Sit back, relax and take a few minutes to watch all the beautiful images of 4am in Birmingham.

Thank you to everyone who supported the project and came out to take part in the Birmingham event! :)

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