Humans of Aberdeen: 365 day project comes to life
Chris Henderson took a portrait a day of friends and strangers in the north-east.
A photographer who snapped a portrait a day for a year has put his ambitious project on display.
Chris Henderson, a wedding photographer based in Aberdeen, began the project in 2017 to challenge himself creatively.
Initially he shot portraits of friends and colleagues, uploading the pictures to his Instagram account, but as the project snowballed, hundreds of people got in touch to take part.
He soon began writing snippets of his conversations with his subjects, some of them strangers, underneath the images to unveil more about their personalities.
"From the very beginning I started putting a little bit of information about the people I was photographing, and as that went on I found that that was as important as the photographs and people were as interested in the stories behind people as much as they were the pictures," Chris explains.
"It was good for me as well because I was meeting a lot of interesting people doing a lot of interesting things and it was nice to learn a bit about them and be inspired by them."
During the past year, he has photographed everyone from pen pals who met for the first time while being shot together, to brides on their big day and a saxophonist busking during the Christmas period.
Chris' project, which was completed on September 18, will be showcased in Aberdeen's Foodstory cafe until the end of October.
Some have said the photography project is similar in style to Humans of New York, a Facebook page which interviews New Yorkers about their lives.
"I'm massively flattered to be compared to Humans of New York," Chris says,
"I think it's a great project, I'm certainly inspired by his work.
"I don't know if i necessarily set out to do something similar but that's kind of the road it's taken and if people want to compare it to Humans of New York I'm quite happy with that."
Since finishing his 365 day photography challenge, Chris is enjoying a break from daily shooting.
However he adds that he would love to look into another project in the near future, focusing on the north east.
"A lot of people said they enjoyed having that constant feed of images but i don't know if i want to commit to another year long project," he says.
"i definitely want to continue something in this vein around Aberdeen and the north-east but I'm not sure what format that's going to take just yet."