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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

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 :)

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 :)

4am in Miami, USA

There is a whole other world happening at 4am when most of us are still sound asleep.
The 4am Project invites you to step into that world and join other photographers around the globe on the 4th April at 4am.
Discover a unique view of your world. What will you see? Who will you meet?
Challenge yourself to step outside and experience a different type of photo opportunity!
Why not get your friends involved and get together for a photo walk?

By Brian Papa, Miami, Florida, USA


By Brian Papa, Miami, Florida, USA


By Brian Papa, Miami, Florida, USA

Who inhabits the world of 4am? Brian Papa from Miami, USA captured these shots of night workers. The shops are open 24 hours a day. Who are the customers? Other night workers and party goers? Perhaps those that have trouble sleeping through the night? 

Put the date in your diary & tell your friends! You can even embed the 4am project countdown clock on your website or blog :)   


Join the 4am Project on twitter too! Come and say hello.

Creatures of the night…

It’s been two weeks since the 4th April! Forgive the lack of blogging – it’s been an unbelievably busy time for the project since the 4th. Things are getting back to normality a bit more now, so let’s pick up on the blog posts again!

It’s been great to see so much envolement and enthusiasm for capturing the magical hour of 4am. Even some animals got in on the act. Where would we be without our specials friends, real or otherwise?!


Guardoggy by Nickey Getgood, Birmingham UK. Nicky says "Guardoggy wasn't home, but he'd left a note on the door."

Bird by Adam Smoot Miami Florida USA
Bird by Adam Smoot Miami Florida USA
Budapest yellow tram&dog-girl 4amproject

Dog & Girl by Abel Tamas, Budapest, Hungary

After The After Party by Photomattmill’s Oklahoma City, USA
Sleepy dogs at 4am, by Friends Of The Stars, Birmingham UK
 Magic Sleeps by Kevin Henson, Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Kevin says “This lil cat had it’s eye’s sewn shut as a baby after living on the street.
Then my friend took her in and I’ve become the official catsitter. It’s 4am in Brooklyn and she’s asleep.” A very sad tale, at least Magic now has a loving home.
 The 4am Stalker by Shona McQuillan, Birmingham UK
More Awake Than Bollo by Catnip, Birmingham, UK
Perhaps we should have an animal at 4am theme sometime! :)

Natural Power

Natural Power

By Peter Gnas, Milwaukee, USA

If you would like to see more of Peter’s photos, please visit his flickr photostream.
Peter says:
“Photo taken of a storm that woke me up the other morning, since the rain was limited, It was a great opportunity to capture some action of the lightning!

This is a long exposure in the dark, it was about 4am when I took the photo.

I have never really had too much luck with lightning, I was happy with this shot.”

There is only a few more days to go until 4th April at 4am in your part of the world!
Please tell your friends and families, and get them to join in a global picture of the world at 4am.
Don’t forget to set your alarm clocks!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch:
I hope the 4am photos on the blog have inspired you and given you some ideas for your 4am photo shoot! :)
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