Lydia Bigley

Journalist | Photographer | Editor



1 Second Everyday Video Project

At the beginning of 2020, inspired by a friends 2019 video, I decided to shoot one second of video every single day for the year. I remember thinking at the time I wish I had made one for 2019 as I’d had such an exciting year: travelling in South America, moving to Berlin, and running two marathons. I didn’t think 2020 would be as exciting but little did I know what a terrible year it was going to be… for everybody!

Despite all the awfulness from The Virus there were moments of joy: friendly squirrels, warm sunny afternoons in the parks, swimming in the lakes, time spent with friends… My first full year in Berlin!

I decided early on to shoot the video from my point of view, in other words I’m not in any of the clips, with the exception of when I’m getting my haircut. Where possible I tried to record the most important/interesting part of my day but, for a variety of reasons, this wasn’t always possible. For example, my running doesn’t feature much as I rarely take my phone with me.

Enjoy watching my little project and here’s to a much better 2021!

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This is Summer – A journey through Siberian Youth Culture (Book)

this is summer book cover

This is Summer is a photographic journey through a Siberian summer…

For my Master’s final project I travelled by train through Eastern Siberian and the Russian Far East documenting Siberian Youth Culture. Through a series of landscapes, portraits, and moments I captured the essence of contemporary Siberian life

By concentrating on youth culture and the glorious summer weather, this project aims to dispel the myths and stereotypes that surround this misunderstood part of Russia often referred to as the ‘wild wild East’.

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