A Pittsburgh Photographer Doubles Down on a Model Marathon

Elaborate photography portraits sessions can last for hours -- this photographer plans to shoot 48 of them in one day.


Since 2016, photographer Douglas Duerring has undertaken a grueling feat of photography: Creating 24 unique portraits in a 24-hour period.

The “24 in 24 Project” invites a parade of models to go through makeup and a photography session in a 60-minute span; the results are posted to Duerring’s Instagram account (@duerringphoto) live, hour-by-hour.

Along with a dedicated crew of assistants and support, Duerring has completed the project six times — five with human models, one with adoptable animals from Humane Animal Rescue. (Eleven were adopted during the course of the project.)

Duerring says the 2019 installment will be the last; for the occasion, he’s doubling the output. “48 in 24” takes place May 18 and doubles as a benefit for Arts for Autism Foundation Pittsburgh; follow along online.

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