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Creative 365 Project Captures the Same Lighthouse in 365 Different Ways

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One Lighthouse, 365 Clicks is a fascinating photo series by Brazilian photographer Tunisio Alves Filho. Like all 365 projects, he took one photo per day over the course of a year. Unlike most 365 projects, he never changed subjects, just vantage point, composition and style — needless to say, he had to get pretty creative.

Filho’s subject throughout the entire One Lighthouse project was the Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra, more commonly known as the Barra Lighthouse, and each day he took a different picture of that same fort.

Admittedly, the Fort makes for an incredible subject, both historically and visually. Perched at the end of the Barra peninsula, it was one of the first lighthouse ever built in the Americas, and on any given day, you’ll find the place packed with tourists browsing the museum and hoping to catch a glorious sunset.

Still, the fact that he managed to capture the lighthouse 365 different ways — and make each picture beautiful in its own right — is pretty impressive. Here are 19 of those photos:

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In 2012, 100 of the photos from the project were featured in an exhibit at the Nautical Museum of Bahia in Salvador, drawing a crowd of over 17,000 people over an eight month period. That exhibit is now over, but if you want to see all 365 of the photos in chronological order from Click 1 to Click 365, you can head over to the project’s website by clicking here.


Image credits: Photographs by Tunisio Alves Filho and used with permission.


 
  • Alex

    Incredible images and an awesome 365 project idea, but did he really stay in the same place every day for an entire year? No trips or vacations? Not sure if I could sacrifice that much for a project…

  • Marycam

    I think, people living in not so photogenic cities, do this type of 365 projects.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.verge.1 Scott Verge

    Umm tons of people don’t have the money to go on trips or vacations every year…

  • eraserhead12

    ehh, fudge a couple days and take a week’s worth in one sitting lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruno.willian Bruno Willian

    Almost every city with a photographer already had a 365 project.

  • Blah blah

    I think, people with no imagination come to petapixel just to hear their own drivel

  • http://twitter.com/saracena65 S*a*R*a *_ *

    its so so so great

  • thekickintheassIneeded

    Fantastic! Like your style and eye for a picture-everything about this project is pretty cool! Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  • Evy Silk

    Salvador Bahia has,beautiful beaches, incrediable history as oldest city in Brasil and lots to photograph. I have lived there ..apparently you have limited knowledge of Brasil and this popular city to say what you did Congratulations on this nice photo exhibit