‘The 24 Hour Project’ by Sheldon Serkin

By on March 29, 2015

Sheldon-Serkin-ShelfieName: Sheldon Serkin
Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Resides: Brooklyn, New York
Profession: Adult Education
Hobbies: Mobile Photography
Hipstographer since: 2010
Year Of Birth: 1966

Favorite Combo:  Jane  +  Blackeys Extra Fine 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Blackeys Extra Fine 
Favorite Flash: None

"On March 21st, I was one of over 2000 street photographers around the world participating in this year’s 24 Hour Project who walked the streets shooting for 24 hours, posting a photo every hour on instagram. As described by its founders, Sam Smotherman and Renzo Grande, the project aims to document and share the human condition around the world in real time. This was the event’s 4th edition; I’ve participated every year since its inception.
It’s quite a challenge to get from midnight to midnight - physically, emotionally and creatively, there are ebbs and flows that you only have partial control over. I like to think that I’ve been getting better at anticipating low points both in terms of my energy, my iPhone’s energy, and the energy of the city streets. Plotting out a route to take you through the day only goes so far. We’ve found that having a general plan and remaining open to improvisation and change is the best way to approach the task. Shooting with friends also provides safety, support and an extra layer of fun.
As in past years, this year I shot exclusively with Hipstamatic and Oggl as we made our way from the Lower East Side to Penn Station, Times Square, Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art, Bushwick and Soho, to name a few notable stops. Some of the photos in this portfolio are not ones I chose in the moment to post during the day – you can see more of my day on instagram in my stream, @shelserkin. Be sure also to check out @24hourproject and 24hourproject.org for more information about the event and to see a curated stream of photos from around the world. "

Sheldon Serkin



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