About the Book
In 2008 I decided to formalize my irregular self-portrait taking into a series inspired by the 52 Weeks group on Flickr. The idea was to take a self-portrait each week for one year, with no constraints other than to be in the photo. I began my series on April 23, 2008 and completed it one year later on April 26, 2009. This book is a small selection of the best and most creative photographs from the 52 Weeks series.
The full set can be found online: http://rachaelashe.com/52weeks
I am a Vancouver-based artist working in photography and collage. My work is often about experimentation with different techniques and styles. I use a strong sense of colour and striking compositions to create imagery that is personal and expresses my love of nature and imagination. My work has been shown in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco as well as published in numerous books and magazines.