Publisher: Byron Wolfe
Every day between his thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth birthdays, photographer Byron Wolfe gave himself the task of making one new picture. The only rule he set was that each had to be original and compelling. This deceptively simple plan provided a chance for the busy photography professor to not only carve out time for his own work, but to document the world around him, in all its unexpected beauty and mundane detail. Perhaps the most surprising fact of all is how often the beautiful and the mundane turned out to be one and the same.
First published in hardcover by Chronicle Books (San Francisco) the project was awarded the esteemed Santa Fe CENTER Prize in Photography. The work was also selected as a finalist for the inaugural Honickman First Book Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies (judged by Robert Adams).
Byron Wolfe is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography. He teaches and practices photography in Northern California.