Field Notes

Sticking with my photography/writing themed posts, I bring to you these images by photographer Rachel Phillips.  Her series Field Notes is comprised of paper houses that she constructed from letters, postcards and envelopes that she found in old shoe boxes in her grandparent’s attic.  She took the process a step further by printing images directly onto the vintage envelopes – each envelope now becomes a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Old stamps, script and cursive penmanship, and dates – going back as far as the 1800’s stand out for me.  She brings new life to what was once the only way to contact a loved one, or reply to a message, or pay a bill.  Remember those days?

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Lost in Learning

Words play an essential part in stories, in transcribing ideas and in lyrics.  In photographer Eva Timothy’s series Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery, she tackles history’s greatest artists and thinkers, creating “a portrait of an age where exploration was life’s supreme adventure.”

Through her photographs she magnifies and puts under inspection their very words – from book text to manuscripts, maps to sheet music.

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