24 HOURS / by Sarah Bourscheid

On April 7th, I had the pleasure of participating in the 24 Hour Photo Project. It is a worldwide photo marathon where photographers share one image / hour from 12 AM to 12 AM on the specified day. The program aims to spread awareness about global issues and support NGOs around the world. This year, donations and book proceeds will go to Shakti Vahini, a women's rights organization fighting human trafficking in India. 

Being my second year, I tried to learn from my mistakes and load more sleep in the beginning of the day, so I didn't start shooting until 4 AM. Despite any planning, preparation, or caffeine, the experience gifted me with blisters on the bottom of my feet, a head cold, and a seemingly endless supply of exhaustion (I still can't stop yawning). Complaining aside, I seriously love this project. There is a constant rush against the clock to capture images that you're proud of, which pushes me to shoot more brazenly and creatively, a fire I wish I could maintain in more routine shooting.

I shot everything on the Ricoh GR II (finally making use of it). Big thanks to everyone who followed along on IG— sorry for spamming your feed for 24 hours!