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4am Project 14th April 2013

Hi Everyone! :)

Our 4th Birthday has come and gone and we celebrated the only way we know how….with lots of amazing 4am photography!

Here’s a snapshot of some of the groups that gave their sleep to capture the world before dawn.

4am Project at Bullring Birmingham April 2013

Birmingham, UK


4am project - Willenhall

Willenhall, UK



Of course it’s not just groups that go out in the wee small hours, some keen 4am photographers like to go it alone.

Take a look at all the beautiful 4am Photographs taken on 14th April

And not forgetting (get comfortable!) ALL  7,802 photographs taken over the last 4 years from 50 countries!

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!

Until next time…..

Karen :)

4am Project online twitter | facebook | flickr

4am Project Photo Walks around the world…


I’m really delighted that there are 4am Project photo walks popping up with people wanting to get together at 4am on 4th April! It’s great because it means the online 4am Project community are also meeting offline and in person too!

I am hoping to get something in place to make this easier for people arrange for future 4am Project dates. First thought is a dedicated page on the website where people can add their towns/cities and photo walk details. Please bear with me on that!

In the meantime is a  list of towns and people that are holding, or want to get together with other 4am folks, along with their contact details. IF YOU WISH TO ADD TO THIS LIST GET IN TOUCH & I WILL UPDATE IT :) Tweet Me or email me


Birmingham - Karen Strunks Night at the Museum blog post & twitter

Wolverhampton – Lee Allen blog post & twitter

Gloucester - Kathryn Ashcroft, blog post, twitter & facebook

Cardiff – Nicky Getgood, twitter & Lee Smith, twitter

Surrey – Robster twitter

Devon/Exeter – Dan Bullock twitter

Staffordshire - Jamie Summerfield twitter  

Cambridge – Deiren Masterson twitter

Barnsley/Rotherham – Pete McFlurry twitter


Dublin – Cain Mac Mahon twitter


Lisbon – Pedro Moura Pinheiro twitter & googlemap of meeting place 


Bangalore -  Anupama Kondayya twitter & Deepak Gupta twitter & tweet invite with lot of details about meet up!

Delhi – Mohak Prince twitter  


Tallahassee – Paula Kiger twitter

Pasadena –  Donna Flores twitter

Raleigh/Durham – Scott twitter

HAWAII – Charlie Boy twitter


Toronto – Derek Shanks twitter

You may have noticed that the 4am Project logo has had a bit of a make over! Big thank you to Steve from Debut Creative graphic design studio for coming up with a great design! Lovely to work with you Steve.

The 4am Project also has a twibbon! Thank you Mark! Add it to your twitter avatar & help spread the word about the 4am Project! Have  a play around with it, you can position it however you would like :)

To celebrate the 4am Project’s first birthday there are some great prizes that have been donated by Nikon, Photocreator and Moo!

Not long now until 4am on the 4th April. Get ready to join other photographers from around the world!

PRESS: You can find a copy of the press release here :)

Alone In The Dark

Alone in the dark... ♫

By Elsa Kawai, London, UK

If you would like to see more of Elsa’s photos, please visit her photostreamon flickr.
Elsa says:
“At 4am 11 June…moment of admiring the moon… at the apartment…my view in my bedroom…”
If you are wondering what photo to take next weekend at 4am, why not try the view from your house, or a self portrait?
Something to remember:If you haven’t got a flickr account and want to submit your 4am photo(s) via flickr, please sign up as soon as possible for a free account. This is because flickr impose a few days delay between new accounts and when photos can feed through to the 4am website. To find out more about using flickr, please visit this page.  
Alternatively, you may email your photos directly to me, and I will upload them to the 4am Project’s flickr account. 4amproject(@)
Please remember to include the town/city and country you are in (preferably in the title of the photo) as well as your name of course! If there is a story behind the picture, it would be great to hear about it.
If you have any questions, please send me an email 4amproject(@), or send me a tweet on twitter
I am organising a 4am photo walk in my hometown (Birmingham, UK), perhaps you could do the same! See if your friends and family would like to join in too.

3 at 4am

4amproject North Leeds, Yorkshire.

By Frank Blakemore, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

If you would like to see more of Frank’s photographs, please visit his flickr photostream.
Frank doesn’t tell us anything about the story behind the photo. Are the 3 tooth brushes all Frank’s or does he share the house with two other people? Why is Frank up at 4am? The small lamp or torch adds to the photos mystique and casts interesting light on the subject.
As you may know, the 4am Project is on twitter. I was curious to know what people were tweeting at 4am. Why were they awake at 4am? What were they doing? I took a screen shot at random….
Killermoo was feeling creative, Researchguy found that getting up at 4am wasn’t as bad as he thought, Softreeds is getting used to the new hours of parenting, and I especially like the last tweet from Majah “It’s a good thing I’m still awake at 4am because who else would look after the internet while everyone is asleep!” Thank you Majah! :)
Do you know what your image will be at 4am on 4th April? There is only 1 week to go! Your photo can be of anything at all. Yourself, your house, your pet, your friends/family. Perhaps you will venture outside and capture your neighbourhood at 4am, or go further still. Just let your imagination go!
You can upload your photos to flickr and tag them ’4amproject’ or email your pictures to me. Visit the ‘how to’ page for more details. If you have any questions, or comments about the project, please feel free to send an email 4amproject (@) or send me a tweet on twitter: I love hearing from you!

First featured 4am photo!

Moseley at 4am 01 by Pete Ashton, Birmingham, UK

It’s time to get this blog rolling!

I will be featuring 4am photos on the blog, but also lots of other things themed around 4am like poems, songs, videos. If you know of anything 4am related, drop me a line, or leave a comment. I would really like this site to be a collaboration, and I can’t do that without you!

So, onto our first featured photo by Pete Ashton. A very snowy 4am scene. I really like the ethereal light coming from behind the tress and to the right of the photo. The snow laden foreground is peppered with animal footprints – maybe made by foxes or cats. When you look through the boughs of the fir trees heavy with snowfall, you can see a house and can imagine it’s inhabitants fast asleep in warm beds in contrast to the cold winter scape that awaits them when they wake up.

Thank you Pete for submitting your photos of 4am. Pete wrote about his 4am photo taking experience on his blog. You can read about it here.

The 4th April at 4am is the big date we are counting down to, but you can still submit any 4am photos that you have already taken to be included in the global 4am picture. All you need is a flickr account (it’s free), and then to tag your photo with ’4amproject’. For more information on how to do this, please visit this page.

Remember you can also follow the 4amproject on twitter! @4amproject

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