Helena is hosting a weekly photographic meme, inviting a pair of photographs - one taken looking up and one looking down. This week, I paused out back before going for a run. I was standing on the back deck and looked up to spy the underside of the top deck. I looked down to see my new running shoes.
This meme has really gotten me to think about how two images can pair with each other to create a story or highlight certain colors or patterns. Last week, I was all about blues and the coming of spring. This week, I'm all about textures and grids, revealed through grays and greens.
I used to follow a blog called 3191 Miles Apart, where two women each posted a picture from their morning. I loved examining the juxtaposition to find patterns and meanings. I liked it so much that I eventually bought the book they produced from the project, "A Year of Mornings." It's a beautiful, peaceful book which shows two lives captured through random images. Helena's meme has brought this all back to me. And I love it. I just added the newly revised (to me) 3191 blog to my blog reader and I'm looking forward to seeing what Maria Vettese and Stephanie Barnes are up to these days.
And I was wondering . . . what do you look for, what do you see, in the pairs of Look Up//Look Down photographs? Or any photo pair? I'd love to hear your thoughts.