A local wedding photographer by the name of Peter Bruce is putting together a photo blog project called “1 Photo. 3 Words. 365 Days.” From the description of his photo blog:

“My mission for the next 365 days… to find a person on the street who I don’t know, take their photo, and ask them for three words that describe how they are feeling at that moment.”

The photo blog is currently on day 22 and already has some very interesting portraits. I will be returning back to during the next year to check it out.

You can also find Peter and his photography at his wedding photography site.  I know it can be very difficult to do a blog post each day so my hat is off to him. Here’s wishing him the best of luck in completing his project.


  1. Thanks PB
    Hope everyone can pass it along

    #1 by PB — March 16, 2009 @ 8:57 am

  2. LOVE IT, I look forward to it every morning!

    #2 by Kelly Hoffman-Davis — March 16, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  3. Love the project! Great photos, concept and diversity of people. I am hoping this gets made into a coffee table book.

    #3 by Barry Druschel — March 16, 2009 @ 9:04 am

  4. Fantastic Peter. Look forward to making the inaugural high quality coffee table books for you when you get to Day 40 or so. The world needs your blog right now.
    – Josh at Mememento Press in SF

    #4 by Josh at Memento Press — March 16, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  5. Really interesting. Do most people you approach allow their photo to be taken?

    #5 by Lauren Hall — March 16, 2009 @ 9:17 am

  6. Love the blog! Always interesting, always creative and always a surprise. Look forward to it every day. Keep it up!

    #6 by David Kaye — March 16, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  7. I love how these really makes you stop and think for even just a little while about what another human is thinking about or living through.

    #7 by Kathleen — March 16, 2009 @ 9:24 am

  8. LOVE it…i look forward daily to seeing what the photos of strangers will say to me. Such a great idea and social experiment…get the word out there!

    #8 by Lisa C. — March 16, 2009 @ 9:36 am

  9. Portraits like these are new to this viewer, who has strolled the streets of San Francisco for decades. All the talk about loving our brothers and sisters – well, now’s our chance: 1 Photo, 3 Words, 365 Days makes it easy for us, even as we relax at home or at the cafe in front of our computer. The photographs invite us to close the computer and go for a walk.

    #9 by Jon Aymon — March 16, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  10. Amazing! What an amazing city we live in! these portraits capture the essence of SF

    #10 by Paris — March 16, 2009 @ 10:23 am

  11. Peter, I look forward to seeing the photos each day. I enjoy seeing the diverse group of people that you encounter in your daily activities in your city!

    #11 by Jill Bisaccia — March 16, 2009 @ 10:51 am

  12. i love them all. i like how you capture a portrait, but your just grabbing the photos on the street. i too think a coffee table book is a MUST! keep it up!

    #12 by stacey dillon — March 16, 2009 @ 11:50 am

  13. He’s my dad!

    #13 by Sophia — March 16, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  14. Great concept! Amazing people! Go Peter Go!

    #14 by Chelsea Bowman — March 16, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

  15. This project is a real commitment to the photographer’s art of portraiture. Interesting concept. I want to see more.

    #15 by bbbernie — March 17, 2009 @ 9:12 am

  16. Wonderful concept, Peter! Highlights humanity beautifully.

    #16 by Cynthia — March 17, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  17. Peter, the richness you achieve with the black & white really gives an added emotional dimension. It’s an amazing place to be undertaking this project and you’re giving a great perspective. Enjoy!

    #17 by Mark Hoag — March 17, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

  18. PB! Australia’s Best Known Export! Thanks for sharing the world through your lens with the rest of us. Great project. Keep up the good work!

    #18 by DJ Adrian — March 17, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

  19. big fan! I’ll keep up every day

    #19 by Keith — March 17, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

  20. What a cool idea!

    #20 by Patty Speirs — March 18, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  21. The fragile, heartbroken woman is not showing her pain on the outside. Very interesting contrast between the image and her words.

    #21 by Kirsten — March 18, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  22. I love your blog! The 3 word/picture project is something I look forward to every day. It is a great project; I hope a book will follow! Keep up the great work!

    #22 by Anne Bisaccia — March 23, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

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