I’ve chosen to embrace the opportunity during this pandemic to learn new things that may require more imagination and more resourcefulness than I am used to.
I reached out to a fellow photographer-friend, Kate Guy, and proposed a project that would uncover the in-the-moment pieces of our daily lives.
We each took pictures from 8am till 8pm, one per hour, on a single day, treating the mundane aspects of our lives as sacred. The deal was we’d share our images side-by-side and see what we might learn from our time being.
My day began with breakfast, half an overripe banana, and a visit to the doctor’s office for routine blood work. Kate’s day began with morning reading and the routines of a mother with young children, brushing teeth and getting ready for the day.
Her images on the left mine on the right.
We were amazed at how beautifully the images fell into place, marching lockstep throughout the day. It was easy to see the reasons to be happy.
For the time being, while we are mostly still at home, safer there than anywhere else, I’ve found a greater appreciation for life, and growth I did not expect.
Thanks for spending the day with us.