Summer Documented: A Photographic Scavenger Hunt

This summer, I joined together with a group of photographers on a photographic scavenger hunt. A mission to purposefully document summer.

This project came about just as I was finishing my Huppy Hours project and it was exactly what I needed to pull me out of a artistic rut. We were given a list of 20 prompts (plus 1 bonus prompt) to search for and interpret as we traveled through our summer. Some of the ideas were easy and commonly found throughout our daily lives. Others I had to plan for or even stretch the meaning a little bit, but we got there.

Here are my images; my interpretation of the prompts. Follow the link at the end of this post to see the collaborative project of all the artists. It was so inspiring to see everyone’s vision.

1. Summer Bummer

Backyard Tree Boy Summer Courtney MaCaire Photography Kansas City

2. Summer Close Up

Summer Blueberry Picking Boy Hands Close up

3. At the Fair

County Fair Girl Ferris Wheel Photography Courtney MaCaire Johnson County Kansas Port-a-potty bathroom

4. Fireworks

Black and White photography hands sparkler fireworks

5. Frozen Treat

County Fair Sno Cone Stand People Family

6. Golden

Sunset Girl dancing boy running backyard summer

7. Growing

Girl long hair blueberry patch kansas city summer

8. In the Air

Girl waterslide lake summer boy water

9. In the Car

Children Car ride documentary photography headphones sleeping

10. In the City

Nelson Atkins Art Museum Kansas City front pond children reflection

11. Into Nature

Family hiking lake nature documentary photography

12. Summer Object

baseball field summer dugout bat bag dirt

13. Patriotic Vibes

Girl American Flag dramatic light patriotic photography

14. Shade(s)

boy sunglasses shade tree

15. Splash

Kid pool water balloon splash backyard summertime documentary photography

16. Staying Cool

girl hose splash backyard documentary photography summertime

17. Summer Chores

Kids Cleaning garage sweeping documentary photography

18. Summer Eats

Kids front porch suckers summertime

19. Summer Nights

backyard camping night low light photography summer kids

20. Tan Lines

girl sunbathing summer shade backyard

21. Inflatables (bonus item)

Inflatable ride carnival kids family sunset

I love how this captured such perfect little moments of our summer that I may not have documented if it wasn’t for this project.

See this project in it’s entirety here.


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