The portrait series | Madelon

When we decided to end our 52 project last year, because we were getting bored and wanted a new challenge, we got no clue what we were getting ourselves into. So much work, but such a rewarding result. These monthly photo blogs tell our story, what we were missing in our 52 project portrait series.

There is always a but.

The last set of photos from that 52 project hit me hard. All I’m ‘preaching’ captured in one image. Our kids are growing up, changing, so fast I can’t even wrap my mind around it. So there and then a new series was born!

And way less time consuming…

All we need is our kids, a white wall and a camera. Isn’t it a miracle what only 12 months can do?


52 photos on the wall | Vie | The End

J: her

F: and her

..52 weeks later

Halleluja! It’s a wrap! Number 52 of our photos is up on the wall. And even though it was hard to keep up sometimes, it’s damn cool to look back and see how our kids grew in front of our cameras. It’s also damn cool to see how some of our followers and some of their followers play along and create their own memories. Thank you for that.

We’ve done this 52 thing for 2 years now. And talking about it the last couple of weeks made us decide to stop here, before we get bored too much and fuck up the magic. But we still love our cameras, our kids, our blog and this concept. So we stole another cool idea. More about that in January…


1 Photo on the wall| Madelon

52 project Madelon | week 1 52 project Madelon | week 1

R + S:  Nothing fancy, nothing much. Just their serious and sweet little faces at the beginning of this new round. Because I want to remember what they looked like. Tired from school and tired from not napping, because well, you’re 3 and all.


week 1… It’s exciting and scary at the same time. But hello! We are going to do another round! Just because the end result made us happy. And it made us grab our cameras more often.

Many of you said you were going to join us! I seriously love that you will. Remember it’s not about the best camera, the best photo, it’s about documenting life. Their life. The normal, the everyday, the real.

Maybe we should create our own hashtag… Not to steal the light from the original project, but to form a small moral support group. To help each other , get inspired by other portraits and function as each others ‘stick behind the door’ (is that even a saying in English? Probably not…)

What do you think?