Chicago-based photographer Anna Zajac specializes in wedding and lifestyle portraiture photography, and does a beautiful job capturing both the image and the moment. One element I drawn to in her photography practice is Anna’s “20 Images” project. In order to stay sharp in her off-season, Anna creates photo stories using exactly 20 images in each story. I know of quite a few illustrators who use arbitrary limitations in order to push their work—I can only use yellow, I have to draw x in 50 different ways—but I haven’t seen this done too often in photography. “Personal” sections of portfolios tend to be catch-alls, but here the idea is to edit the series carefully.
To give you a good feel for the project, here’s the rest of “Saturday Morning Scones”—one of the photo stories—in its entirety: