Monday, April 27, 2009

a year of mornings

i'm absolutely in love with the idea of capturing lifes simple luxuries. the way the light casts a shadow or plays on the top of leaves. i don't think i sit back and truly enjoy these things enough.  a year of mornings is a book devoted to capturing simple elements that are often overlooked or under-appreciated. 

The morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day commences is the perfect time to pause and enjoy a sense of renewal and vitality. On the morning of December 7, 2006, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes each took a digital photo of everyday objects randomly arranged on their kitchen tables and, unbeknownst to one another, uploaded them to the website Flickr.

"A Year of Mornings" collects 236 images—always taken before noon without discussion between the two women – from this uniquely 21st-century artistic collaboration. The intimacy of these photographs—discarded clothing, a view of a snowy day from the window, a table cloth—combined with their striking similarities in color and composition defies the reality of their long-distance collaboration. While clearly kindred spirits, the two women have met in person only once. Their friendship is maintained solely online, sustained by a shared love for moments of serenity, solitude, and peacefulness. The annotated photographs in "A Year of Mornings" radiate an aura of sweetness and light—the promise of a new day.

as i type this i am lounging outside in the gorgeous sunshine with my feet up. the weather is perfect, not humid just warm with the slightest breeze so the air feels fresh. my legs are getting their first dose of sunlight and the sun is positioned to make perfect shadows of trees on the yard. the birds are singing and i can hear the clinking of the first cups of coffee as everyone else wakes up after me. today is going to be beautiful. 

and they have a blog!

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