above: back cover image
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My favorite evenings diptychs:
By far my favorite diptych of our year of evenings. I remember going back to this one over and over after we posted it and even beyond that. It just makes me feel like squealing! It’s Summer and I remember just where I was coming home from tucked in the back seat with some people I love and once paired I imagine the specks of sunlight from Stephanie’s image as sort of magically jumping across the centerline into mine or vice versa.
This one is just odd and that is why I dig it. Both flattops (the doorway and the cabbage) just sort of make me giggle. It’s as if the chopped cabbage, perhaps not like the other cabbages, has found a friend in the doorway(s) and that makes me happy.
On this night I was just about to go to bed and I remembered, ‘Damn! No image for Evenings yet!’ so I said to myself, ‘well, I guess we just won’t post tomorrow’ and then I looked up and POW. Right outside my apartment window was this odd spray-paint on the ground and it was glowing. I ran out (likely in jim-jams) and took the shot. When I checked my email in the morning and got Stephanie’s image I remember gasping; I love how the whole thing came together.
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Stephanie’s questions for me:
1. I have fantasies of living somewhere with true winter weather. Your photos of snow, ice and frost are always favorites of mine. Tell me a little bit about what your evenings are like during the New England winter.
These evenings are some of my favorites too. I stay home more in the winter and get cozy and I love how the winter helps my life go in a cycle giving me a opportunity to slow down where the other seasons might be busier. I find the snowy nights so beautiful and a lot of times I’ll take a late-night walk especially if it snows.
2. Compared to the mornings project, do you think you took more photos out and about for evenings or more at home?
I think there is a balance in both cases. I go out quite a bit at night but I may have not taken my camera with me and ended up shooting a photograph later when I got home. Or I may have made dinner at home and then taken my camera out with me after that for a walk or a drink with a friend. I really like to be out and about for at least part of the evening whenever possible.
3. What was the most surprising pairing in evenings for you?
I always thought it was surprising when our images matched in tone or color. I remember always finding it unbelievable and thinking the viewers would think we talked about the images for certain! But I remember on January 13th (shown below) I was really shocked. There was no separation between our images at all … and the project was almost over. It just seemed so exciting to me.
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Thank you so much for celebrating our year of evenings with us this week!