Fifty of Fifty — 2010

On Thursday I completed my second Project 50. For those that don’t know Project 50 consists of 50 photos over 50 sequential days taken with a 50mm lens. That’s a lot of 50s, right? So yeah, started on the 1st of July & fifty days later I was done! A lot of you know that last year I did a photo a day for a year (See the set on flickr) you would think that fifty photos in a row must be a walk in the park. Well that would be true if I had approached it in the same way I did my 365 but for this project I wanted to keep the quality really high the whole way through.

50 Days, 50 Photos, 50mm

I get asked a lot — “What makes you want to do this?” or “Why would you do this if you aren’t getting paid for it?”, generally my answer is — “Just for the sake of it” but let me expand on that a little more. To me the value of this project is completely inherent in the act of doing it or, more importantly, the act of completing it to a level of quality with which I am happy — I did it to prove to myself that I could.

I decided from the start I wanted to really make these shots stand out as a series; I wanted to give them all something that tied them together. I love film, & the idea that a single frame can really tell a story so I thought I’d try to achieve that cinematic feel with well thought out composition & post processing. Also, being a designer with a passion for well set type I wanted to add a typographical twist to the shots — hopefully carry on the story telling a little bit.

Life is Like Riding a Bicycle

I'm Not Sorry

If Flowers Could Talk

Left For Dead

I approached this project as I would anything else in my life — diagonally. I scribbled down any ideas I had for photos into a Moleskine diary, along with any events, words, people, anything I could think of that might help. Laying it out like this made it a lot easier to get a clear picture of the whole project in my head. I could see the days where I was going to need to do a bit of extra organisation or need to ask a friend for help.

I also wanted to make an effort to document the more interesting setups in the series. Every photo that used off camera lighting has strobist info in the description & I started adding setup photos, which a lot of you will know I already add to quite a few of my prior photos. I also did about thirteen setup videos, a new thing for me; my iPhone 4 made producing them pretty easy & the quality was good. You can check out all the videos on my Vimeo page.

Come Play With Us

Act Like You Are Wearing A Cape

Sucks To Be Home

It's Hard To See Your Way Out

I always suck at summing up projects; I really struggle to step back & look at the project objectively to assess what I’ve achieved. I am probably overly self critical & I rarely like anything I produce for more than 2 hours after I’ve done it. I guess that’s got something to do with why I put together some statistics. I know that most of them are meaningless, especially Explore, but it makes my creativity & skill level quantifiable; my mind likes that.

Fifty of Fifty

Regardless of how I feel I have done, I enjoyed the project a lot. I put more pressure on myself this time than in previous photographic challenges & I think I responded well — I only thought about killing myself a few times. So I guess in that respect the project is a massive success? Yeah… cool.


As I said above, in some bizarre way, statistics help me quantify my ability as a creator of photographic images. Not on a personal “Do I like this image?” kinda level but more on a global “How well has this image gone down” sorta thing. I put together loads of stats from this project & thought I would share some of them. If you’re as geeky as me you might enjoy them. I wish I had time to make a more in depth info graphic, as theres tonnes of data! But hey, I’ve got a million other things I should be doing!

The Site —

I built this simple site to showcase the project on it’s own platform. Flickr is great for people to follow & interact with a project in real time but once it’s over, it’s very easy for a project to get buried. I built the site in HTML5 with some sexy CSS3 & also added a really nice iPhone optimised interface for the iPhone, including high res retina display graphics. Oh & if you add the site to your home screen you’ll see a rather sexy icon that John O’Nolan designed for me, what a guy!

So What’s Next?

What a good looking question, thanks for asking — but I’m not telling yet! I’ve got some stuff to catch up on that I put off to do this project, including the next ‘How I Shoot’ post, but don’t worry, my flickr will not be neglected. I have loads in my edit pile to get through & I can never last long without taking a photo or two! But more to the point I have already started planning the next project… it’ll be something a little different but hopefully just as enjoyable as this has been for people. Stay tuned.

The Giveaway!!

Yep! I am giving away a full set of fifty 7″ by 5″ prints from the project to just one person! In fact they are the exact ones I used in my final photo! Cool huh? To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is follow meon twitter & tweet:

Read about @RickNunn’s Fifty of Fifty photo project & you could win fifty beautiful prints –

The winner will be picked at random & announced here on the 1st of September 2010.

Competition now closed — the winner is… Rob Barrett!


  • Setup Video:

  • The colors and bokeh are excellent!

  • Perfect!

  • What size is this lens in comparison to the Canon 50mm? It looks teeny :-/ Agree with imorinico, the colours are excellent.

  • shame its nikon ;)

  • Thanks.

    [] It is a little smaller than the Canon F/1.4 but not by much

    [] I seem to remember you used to shoot Nikon ;)

  • [] Its smaller relative to the body as its not got its own motor in it. The body has a drive motor in it, great for older glass!

  • i know i know! So glad i made the change though.

  • this is great :DDDDDD
    love the bokeh and colour :DD

  • Go 50mm, i love the background very cool

  • Kickass bokeh – love this shot
    Thanks for sharing the setup video too

  • Absolute win, I love this more than I love Ashley’s bum!

  • Win!!!!!!!

  • Gratz :)

  • great shot

  • amazing shot

  • interesting to watch the video, it almost looks as though it was shot outdoors with buildings and stuff in the background

  • Nice one !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Congrats on Front Page!!

  • Awesome shot Rick, great setup also ,’;o]…

  • wow.. this is COOL photo sir!

  • wow !!! this is great
    have a nice time

  • love the bokah – sweet project.

  • sweet bokeh…love it

  • wow, love the colours!!

  • Beautiful capture. Love the Bokeh ..

  • Awesome shot! It’d been quite fitting if this shot had 1 of 50 or 50 of 50?

  • beautiful bokeh ..! Photos of this project are superb

  • 50 Days, 50 Photos, 50mm, 50D.
    You missed one! haha

    Excellent shot!

  • "Insert Usual Praise Here"

    Thanks for the setup video as well that is really useful

  • Beautiful!

  • Thanks everyone.

    [] Thanks, that’s the sort of feel I was trying to get.

    [] You might be right, but the idea came tonight so that’s when it happened :P

    [] Damn you’re right!

    [] What a copout… ;)

  • Qué cosa tan sencilla un objetivo de 50mm, pero qué maravillosa a la vez. Buena foto como todas las tuyas.

  • Amazing setup Rick! Truly genius, I honestly thought it was taken on like a sidewalk. Thanks for sharing the video (:

  • yo quiero uno!! muy linda foto!

  • lindissimo bokeh!

  • Lovely, well done!

  • Great shot, and thanks for the setup video.

  • Great project header!! I love this, I love my 50mm lens!!

  • Awesome bokeh!

  • Eiii!!!
    Great photo!!! Love it!! ^^

    Congrats on Explore!

    Please visit my last photos in FLICKR and comment them:

    commented with FlickrComment

  • Brilliant setup! Excellent result!

  • Fabulous picture!

    commented with FlickrComment

  • Gr8

  • i like it very much

  • Intrstng

  • absolutely love this!

  • Great shot!

  • This is really amazing!

  • Nice capture. Now that’s what I like to see!

    Congrats on the Explore!
    Hope to see you around My Photostream.

  • great picture..wonderful..amazing..

  • Great project !

  • Ju, ju how you use de bokhen, use all to express.

  • Superb image!

  • Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Cream Fog Tone, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  • Sweet bokeh – and very cool project!

  • very nice!

  • very cool

  • Wonderful shot.

  • great bokeh

  • beautiful photo

  • Your photo is great and really has quality.

    Please add your photo to

    The Art of Quality

  • I love this pic!!

  • 50 bokehs

  • Exceptionally ‘Masterful’! A ‘Picture-Perfect’ GEM! Brilliant Work!!
    Hi, I’m an administrator for a Wonderful Group called,
    Flickr it ! ( Post 1-Comment 2 ) Please ‘Award’ Comments!
    We’d love to ‘Showcase’ your ‘Remarkable Work’ to our Group!
    Please Join Us and Let Your ‘Talent’ ‘Be Flickered’! Check Us Out!

  • amazing colors & bokeh!

  • Brilliant! seen in explore!

  • Yeah ! Great

  • Nice work

  • great shot!
    i was thinking of getting this lens but got the 35mm 1.8 instead as it can auto focus on my D5000

  • Tremendo disparo!!
    Magnífica cor, composição e luz!
    Foto cheia de beleza. Ficou linda…
    Parabéns pela qualidade de seu trabalho.

  • wow! good bokeh!

  • Ve-ry ni-ce (in a robot voice)!

  • Magnificent. Rick, the shots from your Project50 is inspiring me to try and become a better photographer.

  • fantastica :-)

  • Excellent setup. Really nice to have a video too.
    Is it just me or the text on the lens is a bit out of focus?

  • Great shot with nice color tones and I liked the setup video. 50mm rules! :)

  • woooooooow

    lovely colors & bokeh & lens ;p

  • Awesome capture and bokeh!

  • cool dof, and nice capture, cool colors! : )

  • my favorite lens:)

  • lovely bokeh!

  • I LOVE this!! I may steal it as a winter project to keep me motivated every day

  • Awesomeness!!!!

  • Setup video:

    And this is the rad shot Kym did of my feet in the same location:

  • Epic <3fest

    I love how the line goes right through the bokeh!

  • Damn man, that is a killer angle right there. Love it.

    Also, ‘killer angle’, see what I did there? Har har.

  • nicely done!

  • tight!! this is ‘killer’ work …

  • that’s some deadly view :-) had to look twice to get the details. great work.

  • Amazing!

  • Amazing light, killer concept and a lovely setup video. On a slightly more critical note I don’t really like the placement of the title or is there a reason for the words being so close to your hand?

  • [] It was to try and associate that text with that person in the photo — for me it works.

  • this is awesome :DDDDDDDDD
    love the idea and composition :DDDD

  • you guys are bloody good :)

    capture.ES. Get yours at

  • Cool shot ,’;o]…

  • Brilliant composition!

  • love all ur photos! well done

  • Great idea mate and spot on with the angle.

  • cool bloody shot ;)

  • nice work!

  • Not a very happy shot!!! ;)
    But well done my friend :)

  • awesome, as always

  • Me screaming :Pp
    nice, wonderful, amazing xD
    wanna kill u !! do you know that xPp

  • love the focus

  • great work

  • VERY cool!!!

  • :(

  • I love the concept and the shot, the only thing I don’t like is that little orange light smack bang in the middle of the line – I think i’d of ‘shopped it out

    Oh and those people who are complaining about it being too dark.. srsly? WTF?

  • Once again good sir you have done yourself justice! =D
    Im loving this so much more tho due to my business partner De-gloving his finger!!!! Amazing timing!!!! =D

  • Nice picture Rick !
    Great composition ;-)

    Seen on

  • Impressive shot.

    Well done

    Congratulations for the EXPLORE, the shot deserves it!!!

  • This concept was a stroke of genius and you totally pulled it off and it was a nice evening of shooting.

    I am like Reika Hashimoto from Survive Style 5+, you kill me first and I keep coming back to get you.

  • I really like the light, the idea, the fine composition….congratulations

  • love the angle!!

  • The angle makes the shot more interesting, like you’ve taken the shot as you fall down. If people find this disturbing what did they think of Kym on the sofa!

  • Thanks guys (& girls).

    [] Well thanks very much young lady! Yep, we are in an eternal battle to kill kill kill! I don’t think either of us will ever win.

    [[email protected]] I assume they just passed out when they saw that one. Pussies!

  • superbe

  • WOW! Impact is super! I like it!

  • theme is good

  • Great composition.

  • Cool!
    Needs more zombies :P

  • Setup Video:

    Alternate Shots:


  • My name is John O’Nolan and I approved this photo.

  • There should be a law against eyes like that.

  • ,’;o}… Awesome shot, love the lighting, very pretty girl.

  • mesmerizing :)

  • Beautiful!

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

  • Awesome work once again.

  • amazing capture

  • Wonderful shot. I am sad that your project is coming to an end. :(

  • great series of shots!!

  • wow!

  • amazing shots :DDDDDD
    love the lighting :DDDD

  • Great shot – both the pose and the lighting are really excellent.

    The only thing I don’t like is the fire exit sign – green and distracting as ever.

  • Great shots. Nice lighting and beautiful models.

  • Such Beauty ! :-D, love the use of the gel too!…. Vcool

  • Wonderful picture! And thank you very much for sharing the setup video with us!

    There is only one little thing that minds me: those 3 hairs on the lattice between the left arm and the head (though this speaks for the good sharpness of your lense ;)).
    Anyway, cool picture!

  • beautiful shots! well done!

  • So career change to fashion photography then Rick…..

    Awesome shot as always

  • She is definitely photogenic. Pink gel FTW!

  • great pose, great setup. and a beautiful model.

  • Lush composition making this a gorgeous picture. Fantastic job.

  • I saw this beautiful photo on Explore! 08-12-10

    You are invited to add
    this wonderful photo to
    "Portrait Beauty !"

    Portrait Beauty !
    Please Invite other
    Portrait Beauties
    to this Group too !

  • loved the frame :) nice shot

  • really like these – the 3rd one is the nuts!

  • Yeah!!!

  • Very nice picture. Wonderful composition :-)

    Please visit my photostream. Thank you for your comments

    Here is my latest pictures…
    jose_abc - View my recent photos on Flickriver

  • Absolute Super!

    You are invited to:
    Nice Models
    invite code by Adriënne, on Flickr
    1 post 2 awards.

  • Outstanding composition. I saw your pictures @
    I love your pictures and ideas very much!

  • I fucking hate group invites. Especially shit ones, and ones that require you to then go an give a shit award to ‘X’ other photos. Shit groups really ruin Flickr.

  • …Almost as much as people who only comment on photos to get traffic onto their painfully average photo stream. I’m looking at you jose_abc.

  • ^ lol. Spoken the truth. I can appreciate that.

  • Really cool job !!

  • Setup Video:

  • Perfect!

  • awesome final pic

  • With enough gaffer tape…..

  • Greats shot to end a great series :) loverly tones and lighting

  • Congrats for you great work on this project !!!!
    You’re a master! ;)

  • I was wondering how you’d finish this. I’d say that the Droste effect makes for a pretty strong finish. Gratz with the 50/50. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I.

  • Congrat’z Rick on your 50/50 ,’;o]… I wish I had seen it all from beginning to end!
    Fantastic shot & thanx for the blog & setup info, I need to get started @ try my hand @ this.

  • i like the above comment.. i don’t feel i can beat it!! (JohnONolan)

  • Congrats on completing this! It has been an inspiring journey to see so much high quality photography on such frames. Maybe I should try 35 of 35 first and see how that goes.

  • Flickr needs to have a feature where you can make 1 photo (and 1 photo only) your favourite photo of all time, then I can MAKE THIS ONE IT.

  • nice dude i like the series

  • Yeah, you owned it. Awesome way to end an awesome project, I’m proud of you ^_^
    When can I buy the publication? :p

  • Congrats dude. Awesome last shot to finish on! Well done – I wish I had the stamina, nerve and ability, to achieve even a fraction of what you have done in this project. Utterly fantastic!

  • awesome photo man. this is a very cool idea!!

    excellent :)

  • Congrats man awesome finale!

  • 50 days, 50 pictures, 50 Beauties !!!
    Many congrats for this wonderful series !!!

  • Awesome!

  • Very nice. All the shots look really great together. Are you still thinking of doing a book or something? I’ll watch the setup video tomorrow when I have a chance…

  • Final pic awesome !
    Like all of your project ! ;)
    Nice job ! :)

  • Awesome dude, congrats on another great series, so many great ideas and all executed perfectly!

    When are you starting your next? ;)

  • Awesome. Absolutely nailed it. Congrats mate!

  • I see that Rick "badass" Nunn of the Internet strikes again.

    Fuck this is good.

    *high five*

  • [] I’d buy one too!

  • Nice. Number 28 is my favourite I think…

  • Love it!

  • Well done mate, very very impressive :)

  • otimo trabalho!

  • Congratulations Rick, a superb series, well executed and documented for all us strobist geeks!

  • 0r1

    This shot is soo clever, I love it! A great finale for an awesome project, congrats Rick!

  • this is awesome :DDDDDDDDDD

  • Awesome!! Love that I had a hand in one of these too :D

  • Awesome indeed, great finale photo :)

  • Great photo. I love the way you’ve used all the photographs from your challenge – makes it a nice end :)

  • Wow.

  • Awesome end to a great project and you’ve managed to maintain a really high quality throughout …… congratulations! Oh and, nice touch on including the final photo within the photo!

  • Bravo!!!!

  • haha, that’s awesome!

  • niiicceeeeeeeeee :) this was an awesome time :)

  • This is one of the most amazing projects I’ve ever seen, fantastic work!

  • Absolutely amazing, that setup is just unreal! I’d be so worried about the camera falling on my head!

  • God damn this is good.

  • Great pic! Love it!

  • This is going straight to number 1, I can FEEL it.

  • Nice shot Rick! As usual!

  • Beautiful ending man i really enjoyed your work i hope you start a new project soon Thx Rick

  • Well Done Rick, I have Got so much inspration from Your 50 shots, each and every shot was utter brilliance!

    Nice shot to end with:)

  • A perfect shot to end the series. Start something. All the best.

  • Congratulations Rick.. great series.

  • Congratulations! Nice ending!;)

  • Brilliant picture to add to a awesome collection :)

  • Incredible stuff! Awesome to see an artist that has this kind of conviction & passion for their projects. :)

  • Fabulous ending, amazing project, I’d buy one too!

  • This is an epic set Rick. Love the recursion.

  • This kind of an epic grande finale receives my humble respect.
    Great series and totally helpfull vids!

    Seen on (?)

  • congratulations, last photo of project is great like whole serie

  • Brilliant concept, Rick! I hope this doesnt mean you are going to stop now ….i have just come on board and am so enjoying your works and your lessons!!!!

  • Congrats Rick! This was an amazing project and I really enjoyed all your pictures! Too bad that every project has an end…

  • And Relax……….

    Well Done Rick awesome project executed awesomely.

    IF I had to pick one thing is that the photo on your chest is brighter but I can understand why it is.

    Now where are my prints ?

  • WOW. What a great project and what a great photo!

  • Congrats man. All of your photos have been amazing as far as I’m concerned. Also JohnONolan said he would love me forever if I commented on this.

  • Rickalicious, this is so very amazing. The quality you’ve kept throughout project 50, and the final picture, has not disappointed. Hope you’re proud of yourself, but knowing Mr Nunn it’s an "I can do better!" attitude you’re ending on. You naiiiled it, bro.

  • Nice photo!

  • Very nice work Rick!

  • clap clap clap! awesome series!

  • Looking mighty great to me, excellent shot :)

  • Looks awesome.

  • wait a moment… if the lens is on the table… jk. the video was great, too!

  • Hola – so I was introduced to your amazing photos by John O’Nolan – loved every one, so finding them all together in one picture would clearly make this my all time favourite photo, no? You are officially about to become my one and only favourite photo on Flickr :) I don’t know where you get your inspiration from, but if just a tiny bit of it would rub off on me while I’m looking at your photos, that would be great. Congratulations on an amazing finale to an amazing project.

  • Absolutely brilliant !! Very well done you!!

  • wow thanks for that – every shot is a blinder and what a great ending… Now you can put your feet up and have a coffee you’ve earned it.

  • Congrats rick, has been a pleasure following this project. Can’t wait to see whats next!

  • Congrats Rick! You should do make a book out of these photos, with set-up info, tips etc on the opposite page of the photo. That I would buy!

  • Congratulations for this superb ending !! Nice work :o)

  • Fantastic end to a great project Rick! Well done.

    You must be immensely proud when you look back through this project (and previous projects) at the high quality of each of the photos… I know I would be!

  • Really enjoyed your project Rick, inspiring and informative. Looking forward to more.

  • Brilliant work…

  • Great pic! Absolutely…

  • Wonderful shot Rick, you’re a photographic genius! Have thoroughly enjoyed the entire series, you are an inspiration to a newbie like me! Any chance we can tempt you across the water to Ireland for a meetup/workshop? ;-)

  • You pro :)

  • One word – Inspirational!

  • What a great idea! Love it!

  • Good game!

  • Great way to wrap up the series!

  • Thanks so much guys, I was really worried about my shot, but I think it works well as a reflection of the last 50 days.

    [] You are a cheeky little kitten!

    [] Not sure as of yet, but I will let you know if I do.

    [] You sure did! Thanks a lot for your help.

    [[email protected]/] Don’t panic, my photography addiction cannot be stopped! In fact I have already uploaded another pic today. :)

    [[email protected]/] Thats quite a compliment Sarah, I’m flattered.

    I’ll be writing a blog post over the weekend which should summarise the project nicely, I think I’m also gunna do a give-away or something so keep your eyes peeled.

  • Great ending of an amazing project! You have delivered stunning photos every day and I thank you for your effort because it has been a joy to follow you.

  • OMG! I love this! Such a great idea! Beautifully executed too!

  • Thx for the vimeo movies !!

  • Congrats mate, huge series to finish, i’ve followed from 45 or so, and enjoyed. See ya, from Nz.

  • very cool, i like :)

  • congrats! that’s a great ending :) :) :)

  • revelation beautiful picture , beautiful view

  • Started to follow this from the "you delicious bastards" photo. Must say I was very impressed, I’m buying a 50mm lens nxt week. Just hope ill be able to use it as effectly as you did during this project. Well done :)

  • i looked at this picture and thought ehh, it’s not that special. BUT then i watched the video and by seeing all the work that went into it, it really started to grow on me. this is an amazing photo, well done.

  • Just epic.. Keep on shooting!!

  • Love this idea :)

  • I’ve said this before and I’ll probably keep saying it, but here we go again; your photography keeps getting better and better! You’re a total pro, and it’s been so awesome to be party of your jounreys such as the 365, and both project50’s :)

    keep em coming pro

  • Amazing.
    I find the work you do truly aspirational
    Thank you

  • Rick, will you marry me?

  • Awesome shots! I’m just starting to plan my own Fifty-50-Fifty projrct myself now.

  • how did you take the pictures to your lens if the lens were supposed to be on the camera???
    (just joking:)
    nicely done!

  • Just viewed the Flickr stream, lovely moments, keep it up ; )

  • An inspiring project – glad I found out about it

  • Rick, that was such an amazing project! Thanks for all the beautiful photos, your setup videos and -shots and for inspiring me!

  • Rick, you seriously rock. Waiting for your next ‘How I shoot’ post.

  • Marvin

    nice post and congratulations to your 50/50 !
    I’m pretty much very impressed with every single shot out of your project and it made me go out and shoot so much more than usual.

    You are the man !

  • Jansen Tolle

    Very nice project. I love the stats and graphs at the end – some people don’t know what it takes to be a great artist. Four hours of sleep is indeed typical. Planning is a must.

    Great job!

  • I for one know the dedication required for Project 50 as I fell short of the mark, but to maintain the level of quality you did through out your project as well is very very impressive and some of your photos are some of my favorite photos ever FACT.

    Also this is a great blog about the project and of course I am looking forward to what you do next.

  • This is just a great project. I really love this idea and the photos as well!
    Go on!

  • David

    Congratulations on the 50/50 project Rick, very inspirational indeed. I for one love the stats that you’ve added, a nice big sexy typograpical info graphic with all stats would indeed be sensational to see… maybe if you can reduce that sleeping down to 3hrs a day haha. Great photos, great storys and great design all round.

    Cheers from downunder.

  • Kym

    You win at life.

    I saw how much effort you put into this project more than most (because I am cool and get to hang out with you a lot) and with a full time job it must have just been exhausting. Definitely worth it though, most of your best photos are from within this project and it is a good representation of how much you have improved since your #365.

    You’re dedicated. This could eventually lead you to places beyond the realms of a hobbyist, if you would let it… Just sayin’


  • Brendan

    your productivity scares me and inspires me to get off my ass a bit more. Seriously sweet end result to what seems like a crazy amount of work you put in, with a full time job!! Are you a Robot!?

    Best o’ luck

  • Gia

    Congratulations! This project was actually inspired me to be active in more active in Flickr and to also put more effort into my shoots. You put so much soul and love into the photos that you’ve actually inspired others. I’m still waiting on what your next project will be. Keep on rockin’!



    Just kidding – wanted to be controversial, heheheh.
    Awesome stuff! I followed every inch of the way. Brilliant work, mate.

  • Cool shot!

  • Nice job! liked it!

  • Again, well done Rick, I can’t believe how awesome the results of this project are! I can only echo again on what I said on your Flickr page. Well done!

    Do you have a portfolio of all your favourite/best/most popular photos? Or do you just rely on your site?

  • Great job! I need to get off my butt and do one of these. You remind me to not be so lazy.

  • 0r1

    Congrats again Rick, I really enjoyed following this project. Seeing how much work and dedication you put into it was quite inspirational and made me want to shoot and learn more, thanks. I always wondered how you do it.. and now I know, 4-hour sleep?!! Crazy… I guess your passion for coffee should have been a hint! ;)

    Loved the post and the geeky stats and graphics.. keep the good stuff comin’!

  • Hey Rick, I’m a big fan of your work. Can I ask you why you hardly ever use your 5d and favour your 50d instead? Also, would love to see your post processing techniques – perhaps you’d do a video on that some time in the future?


  • Thanks so much everyone.

    JohnONolan, fuck yeah!

    Simon, Good luck with it.

    Kwame, Hopefully you wont have to wait too long for it.

    Marvin, great, shoot shoot shoot!

    David, if only I had the time to turn it into a massive poster print with tonnes more stats. Yeah, less sleep thats what I need to do.

    Kym, Thanks & fuck you. ;)

    Brendan, yep you got me. I am mechanical.

    D-Ro, you got me… :P

    Adam, Thanks, I don’t really keep my photo site as up to date as I should. But if you wanted to see what Flickr conceders my most popular/interesting photos I have created a set here which gets updated everyday.

    Kenji, Thanks. The 5D wasn’t actually mine, it belonged to a friend and I just borrowed it for one shot. And my post processing… hmm not sure i am ready to part with them yet.

  • Congratulations……amazing work…I really enjoyed every single photo, Rick
    Good luck man!

  • Man, been great fun watching your daily pic in my contacts stream… Great work from a great photographer.

  • You just kicked my ass ! :)

    Do you really sleep 4hours a day ? oO

    I’m really motivated to realize the same project …

    Do you start to draw in your book before starting the project ? I think I’ll do it to save time.

  • Excellent Series Rick…. Great closing shot!

  • Beautiful!

  • Fabien Yeah, that’s about normal for me but I do have a big catch up every now and again. I draw in the book whenever the ideas come, regardless of whether I am on a project or not. :)

  • Absolutely The Perfect Photographer
    You Deserve Another Perfect Photographer Award
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  • This was a great series to follow. Very inspirational.

  • I really enjoy yor amazing project and followed you on Twitter and Flickr.
    The detailed setup videos and the resulting fotos are amazing.

    I’m looking forward to your next project(s).

    Just started my own Flickr-Stream ->

    Feel free to follow me on

    Keep on working on this hot stuff

  • I am a lurker, have been ever since the post on low key portraits, and I feel that it’s time for me to tell you how much I love your work. There’s a sense of tonal depth to them that makes you just want to keep looking and looking.

    Anyway, I linked to you on my blog and said a few words. Not much, but just wanted to let you know. Admire what you’re doing, and I’ll keep watching you, for sure.

  • Ben

    I. Love. It. I really like the way you are open about what you do, how you do it and why you did what you did. I think the overall quality of the project is pretty impressive and you shouldn’t think too much about statistics. I for one, don’t care at all for the 17k views photo ;-)

    But that is not the point. The point is (I think) the journey of this project, not the result. Especially NOT how people that are not you, value that result. You are talented and I can safely say that this project is not your best work. Your best work is yet to come and we are looking forward to it.

    PS. Perfectionists never like their own work. Its a curse. Live with it. :-)

  • Great shot

    I love it

  • Excellent !

  • I know I’m a bit behind but well done Rick on another amazing project. It’s pretty much all been said, inspirational.

  • congrats for this project!

  • Wow – super inspirational!

    I really enjoy your work, but even more than that I enjoy these behind the scenes posts. Your output quality is superb, even on a blog post. I really admire that about you.

    Also, thanks for the update on the budget vs premium softbox thing – I appreciated that very much. Now to go cruise through your website and continue to be inspired.

    as an aside, I did a shot very similiar to your #19 as a project for a photography workshop I did this year. It’s not as refined as yours, and I hope it invokes a slightly different mood, but it’s very similiar. Here’s the link if you care to look at it.

    I did it in the evening after the workshop class to be presented on the next class – it’s unedited except for minor cropping as that was a requirement of the project.

  • Fabulous!

  • man, you have a really really nice stream, I didn’t know it, congrats!

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  • Hey Rick.

    Been following you for a while now and i really think you are a great photog. Especially i loved your 50of50 project. They are great pictures, just about every one of them.

    I am courious to what you’ve done in post-process. How do you sharpen your images? What do you do in post-process? Lightroom, Aperature, Photoshop or? And so on.

    All the best

  • Great image and stream. I have come back for more.

  • fav

  • :0

  • wow, this is such an awesome idea : ) I’m just disappointed I didn’t discover your project earlier :P but what a great one it was :D

  • Helloo everybody…
    I want to know what it the size from the soltbox?????… Because i could be bay some but i don´T wich it´S the proper size.. Thanks

  • [] You get 10 points for being absolutely nuts.

  • Enhorabuena gran fotografía!

  • nice

  • Wonderful. Love it!!

  • beautiful

  • Nice

  • This is so awesome! :)

  • An sb-800? Mixing brands like that is like "crossing the streams" on Ghostbusters!
    Apparently, instead of exploding it creates excellent photos.

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  • 50mm!! :)
    Good photo and bokeh….
    Congrats to explore!
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  • Very clever….awesome shot!

  • Excellent!

  • veryvery cool how you got the picture of you holding this picture how the picture, amazing!

  • brilliant!!

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