All posts tagged: you’re there i’m here

You’re There, I’m Here #3

This is the third post from the project series You’re There, I’m Here. [My friend Donnie suggested an idea for a collaborative project where we each take a photograph outdoors on the same day. The purpose is to showcase the contrast in our surroundings as we are 16,504 kilometres apart.] See all posts here. MARCH 20, TWENTY SIXTEEN Jennifer: Twenty days into autumn, this is my back door, some metres away from the house, through our fig tree, way after dusk. Though it’s home, it’s a perspective that I’m not familiar with. Donnie: On the first day of spring, there in the back side of an old wall, atop rickety steps and weathered wood rails, was a door that someone had felt the need to proclaim as new. For a while I debated the truth of the scrawled words, then I realized that ultimately, a door is a door, and opening it is a new beginning. —- My image probably looks a bit eerie, could be King’s latest book cover even, but to be honest it had been …

You’re There, I’m Here – #2

This is the second post from the project series You’re There, I’m Here. The first can be found here. DECEMBER 24, TWENTY FIFTEEN Adelaide: A subtly-lit gumtree at dusk that Jennifer tried not to take for granted on Christmas eve. Lexington: A bright Santa made Donnie take notice of the dreary weather on Christmas eve. I had aimed to get my shot outside the hall where my extended family always get together on Christmas eve. However, the surroundings were a little banal. I took a few shots anyway, totally uninspired, and then I saw a dandelion head in the air. I liked the idea that perhaps an angel was nearby and so I tried to follow it and shoot at the same time. A photo didn’t work out, but during my movement a gumtree (that I had initially passed off as ordinary) got my attention in the end… I know that my photograph doesn’t exactly scream Christmas. But I love that the floating dandelion was my reminder to live in the moment during the Christmas chaos, therefore making me really feel the spirit …

You’re There, I’m Here – #1

My friend Donnie suggested an idea for a collaborative project where we each take a photograph outdoors on the same day. The purpose is to showcase the contrast in our surroundings — with perhaps an emphasis on the season — as we are 16,504 kilometres apart. This post is the first from our project series called, You’re There, I’m Here. Adelaide: Late-spring grapes begin to grow from a vine that is over a 100 years old.* Lexington: Late-autumn leaves were aglow in a backyard. Donnie’s post is here. *My family and I have been at this property for only 18 months and it was our neighbour that informed us about the age of the vine. The grapevine is planted right on the boundary between our home and the neighbour’s. Years back, when there were plans to put up the adjoining fence, our neighbour didn’t want to see the vine destroyed as a result. He arranged for the fence to be erected on his side of the boundary — for the love of preserving the vine. My husband …