I’m Deb Cohen, and I started The Front Door Project in the summer of 2014 as a way to motivate myself to get outside, exercise and pay more attention to my surroundings. Noticing the details of the houses in my beautiful hometown of West Hartford, Connecticut made me feel happy and appreciative of the world around me. I began photographing homes with a primary focus on the front door, which is a welcoming focal point.
Social media provided the means to share my photographs and a ready audience to follow along, and my new-found interest soon led to exploring other local area towns in my free time. My “project” has led to deeper interests in architecture, local history and historic preservation and came at a time in my life when I needed some inspiration. Please join me as I continue my everyday travels and explorations of other towns and places.