For a several years, my friend and photographer Amy Gretchen has completed a project she calls “12 of 12.” Twelve photos taken on the twelfth of each month that together tell the story of that day. And this year, I decided to join her.
At first I wasn’t sure whether it made sense to do this. Many times the 12th falls on a work day with me at work and the little man at school. Surely that doesn’t make for a very exciting story. But as Amy reminded me when I mentioned this, the stories of these days are just as important to capture and remember. So this month, even though the 12th fell on a work day, I decided to play along.
But as it turned out, the day did not go as planned. Instead of a day in the office, it was a dreary day spent juggling emails, phone calls, and a little boy with an eye infection.