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Please try again later. Lovely seeing the photos these women take every morning a peak into their lives. This is a great book to peruse during some down-time during the day. I would recommend this to anyone who has an appreciation for photography, color, and art in general. But that said, I honestly find it lovely. I received my copy during a difficult time and I found great comfort and distraction in the peaceful images. Both photographers have a fresh outlook and wonderful hand at simplicity and nuance.
I got ideas about room decoration, hand made crafts while at the same time basic reminders of the cycles of life. This is a book I will return to for quiet times and times when I need creative inspiration. My only wish was that the book was a larger format. This was a gift for a friend, and it was just what I hoped.
The pictures are beautiful, relaxing to page through, and a wonderful view into the connection of two friends across the country. A very simple collection of photographs artfully done and makes a great "thinking of you" gift or coffee table display book.
Photos are very calming and nicely done. I highly recommend it! I followed the blog from its inception and was very excited to finally get the book.
I was a little suprised when it came in the mail because I was expecting a larger coffee-table style book. The book is still beautiful, but I wish the pictures had been larger. I still enjoyed leisurely looking through and remembering some of my favorite posts. I might order some framed prints from [ Received in excellent condition.
I bought this for my husband after I saw it reviewed on Dooce. The photographs are amazing, and he really enjoyed it, as did I. Neither one of us are professional photographers, so perhaps those who are more experienced might be a bit more critical. It almost has a Scandinavian aesthetic. As an introvert, I appreciate their quiet sense of seeing their surroundings and how the smallest of things resonate and become objects of beauty when you live calmly and beautifully in your home.
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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I have a photographer friend who never prints any photos, she is happy to let them live on her hard drive, but for me, I want a printed copy whether I actually get around to printing it is another story.
It makes a moment feel less fleeting somehow, more concrete, less figment. And here, I loved the graphic layout of the book, but found the small photos to be Wish they had made each photo worth a page, which, I suppose, is something to keep in mind in my own photo books.
Still, an inspiring project, and worth the afternoon to page through. Jan 06, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is still lovely.
I would have been interested in the background behind more of the photos, too. My big complaint is that I wish the book design had included equally-sized diptychs for each day; the small photos made it difficult to achieve the same effect as the larger ones.
But overall, what a wonderful idea. Right up my alley: Lovely book of photographs depicting everyday life of two individuals living a lifestyle that is aesthetically superior to myself and most people that I know.
I wanted to crawl into the photos and exist in their contemplative and serene spaces. My own book of mornings would probably involve a lot more clutter, spilled cereal, tears, coffee-clutching and general chaos. Jun 27, Karima rated it it was amazing. This is a book I have come back to repeatedly. Originally bought it upon its publication in They spent a year taking photos each week-day, before noon and sharing them with each other on a shared blog.
Their online friendship documents their love of solitude and peace. Mar 26, Andy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And they live 3, miles apartone in Portland, Oregon; the other in Portland, Maine. Two women, Maria Alexandra Vettesse and Stephanie Congdon Barnes, collaborated on an impromptu, year-long photography project.
It lasted the entire calendar year ending on December 31, A Year of Mornings, Miles Apart. The co-authors of this book both photographed their mornings each day for a year and uploaded the photos to Flickr, totally unbeknownst to the other. And then the Princeton Architectural Press picked up the book idea and published it.
The work is really lovely. The project is now being transformed into a book which will be out in the Fall, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Everyday for one year, two women who live 3, miles apart one in Portland, Oregon and one in Portland, Maine , posted a photo each morning. Their photos are sensual, yet familiar, and their images always seem to complement one another. Their one year of mornings came to an end a few weeks back. I was elated to discover they just began "one year of evenings.
I love that they met online through their blogs and Flickr. And our hopes have been realised! I knew early on in their project that this would make a wonderful book. Obviously, I was not alone If you are not familiar with their work, you really should treat yourself to a dip into their archives. On January 15, they will begin a new project on documenting their evenings. It was a treat to see the gorgeous photographs of their mornings -- mornings spent miles apart, but that always resulted in photos that, somehow, matched.
Each morning they both post a picture and the result is beautiful. Two friends and talented photographers, Stephanie and Mav, living miles from each other have chronicled the past year by daily posting photographs they take every morning.
I was totally inspired by their unique way of connecting with each other and the beautiful photos that transpired. And great news for all - their book of images will be published by Princeton Architectural Press and will be released Fall of The authors are Maria Mav of port to port press and Stephanie Congdon. Living miles apart they developed a blog last year to share pictures they each took every morning.
The women live miles apart I had gotten a sneak preview of the book from seeing a clip on Martha Stewart that was swirling around blogland- yes even Martha was excited about it. But I did not actually hold the book until now, which I learned has a nice raised texture on the cover of white tiny polka dots that feel really nice to run your hands over. The interior has the photographic pairs sometimes as big as they can be on the page or sometimes scattered around as small as thumbnail images.
There are too many image pairings where my mind wonders- how could this have happened? The images sometimes seem so linked that without the other it wouldnt work. There are real coincidences- like a photo of a sleeping cat paired with a photo of some tangled yarn. What makes the pictures remarkable is that Barnes and Vettese seem of one mind, or at least one art director. Though the original Year of Mornings blog is now offline, you can catch Barnes and Vettese in their new form: Were living in difficult times, and it seems its exactly these tiny details and fleeting moments that can offer us the most solace and even joy.
Its transformation from blog to book helps to insure its preservation through the inevitable, endless iterations of technological innovations to come. The book is the result of a blog collaboration, and its a study in color, composition, and the casual calm of morning. No matter whos in charge, we all could use a bit of that. During my high school days, you couldnt get me out of bed before 9 or 10am thanks to having first period open, ha.
In the past 4 years, Ive trained myself to be a morning person, mostly because my fiance is anything but. It is so easy to rush through our morning routines without taking the time to acknowledge and embrace the beauty each new day offers.
For me, that is what this book is all about. Dec 06, jess rated it really liked it Recommends it for: If you have ever had a friend that was far away, this book is talking to you. Two friends are 3, miles apart, each in a Portland one Maine, one Oregon , and sharing publicly one photo each every morning for a year.
This book is the organized collection of those pairs of photos. The rules are simple: In these random snippets of disparate mornings, there are secrets about how a day moves, and over the course of the year you watch the seasons change and lives sh If you have ever had a friend that was far away, this book is talking to you. In these random snippets of disparate mornings, there are secrets about how a day moves, and over the course of the year you watch the seasons change and lives shift.
And there are mornings that make you catch your breath - a black and white striped tee shirt mirrored across the divide, a particular shade of green, gray, blue, yellow appearing in Maine and Oregon on the same day.
One day seems suited for fresh produce; another, for shoe gazing and another for sea shells and sand. When I have a friend far away, I find that we can talk through long conversations, phone calls or quick emails, post cards, hand written letters, or smoke signals, or telepathic messages and we always miss something.
Usually you talk about the big things - the house, the work, the family, and if you are close, you talk about the feelings, like big open hopeless loneliness and failure, or an embarrassing level of self-contentment and smug daily gratitude. Is there anything to make you feel more like a stranger than to suddenly realize your latte-sipping friend drinks drip coffee black now?? And they never told you? So, in that heart-aching way I think about all the friends I miss, the people I have spread across the country like a diasporic art installation as I follow my heart and horizons, I liked this book.
It is adequate and warms the cold coals of my heart. Feb 16, Erin rated it it was ok Shelves: This another one of those blog-turned-book deals. Two bloggers living across the country from each other in Portland, OR and Portland, ME decided to do a collaborative project together. Every morning they would each take a photograph without consulting the other, and then present them together as a diptych on their blog. Apparently this took off in the blogging world, although not to Julie and Julia levels, unfortunately for the authors.
Connection, true and lasting connection of the non-shallow variety is something I think many people hunger for, and this project seemed to succeed in that area. Still, I find it hard to believe that the photographs were taken and posted without consultation between the two bloggers. There are too many convenient themes, color coordinations, or in one case, matching shirts to believe that it was all done by chance.
While the book is interesting to look through, and does make the everyday beautiful, the everyday also becomes mundane again by the end. It was an ok book, but I think it works better in the online world. Nov 02, JayeL rated it liked it Shelves: My good friend is a great source of new books.
When I arrived at her house today I was confronted with a stack of books to look at, review, read and peruse. A Year of Mornings was among them. This book is the culmination of a year long joint blog project in which the authors posted a morning picture each day.
I liked the idea of this book. It was mostly pictures and could be a source of inspiration. I can imagine putting a piece of tracing paper over one of the photos and tracing an outline of th My good friend is a great source of new books. I can imagine putting a piece of tracing paper over one of the photos and tracing an outline of the shapes to get me started on a quilt. One thing about this book is that it is a celebration of the every day. There are rumpled beds, half eaten bowls of oatmeal, braids and small children reading Calvin and Hobbes at the breakfast table.
I like that about this book, because I, sometimes, think that we look for the special and extraordinary outside of our lives and try to draw it in without looking at the specialness of the every day IN our lives. Jul 21, Patti Groetsema rated it it was amazing. Apr 12, Helen rated it really liked it. Apr 13, Samantha rated it liked it Shelves: A collection of photos from a blog shared by two women living 3, miles apart from each other.
They each posted one photo every day, taken before noon. The concept itself is inspiring, and I thought led to a lot of potential. The pictures were a bit sad. All were just common objects found around the house. Really no artistic merit to me, nothing that made me pause and appreciate life in new ways as I look for photography to do. The pictures in print were far too small for my taste; some page A collection of photos from a blog shared by two women living 3, miles apart from each other.
The pictures in print were far too small for my taste; some pages crammed 6 tiny photos on a page, with too much white space. They might have been more enjoyable in the online blog format, but sadly the blog was taken down in when the book was published. Overall, I give 3 stars to the concept, and for the pictures of cats. Feb 13, Cynthia rated it really liked it Shelves: Beautiful pictures in this first collaboration! Fun to be let into their private moments. Mar 31, Princeton Architectural rated it it was amazing.
Noticing a remarkable similarity between their images, they agreed to document their mornings by posting one phot The morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day commences is the perfect time to pause and enjoy a sense of renewal and vitality.
A Year of Mornings collects images—always taken before 10 am without discussion between the two women—from this uniquely 21st century artistic collaboration. The intimacy of these photographs—discarded clothing, a view of a snowy day from the window, a tablecloth—combined with their striking similarities in color and composition defies the reality of their long-distance collaboration.
The annotated photographs in A Year of Mornings radiate an aura of sweetness and light—the promise of a new day. Maria Alexandra Vettese is an artist who uses her letterpress, her camera, and a frequent indulgence in daydreaming to sort out her creative ideas. Along with running her little business, port2port press, she co-curates Lines — Shapes, a small book collective. She works out of an inspiration-lined, light-filled studio and resides with her two cats in Portland, Maine.
Aug 01, Victoria Klein rated it really liked it. With penny pinching the only thing that is chic these days, it is easy to forget the basic things in life that make it worth living. Here is a perfect summary of the book thanks to its publisher, of With penny pinching the only thing that is chic these days, it is easy to forget the basic things in life that make it worth living.
Here is a perfect summary of the book thanks to its publisher, of course: In just the first few pages, I fell in love with photography and mornings all over again.
Aug 10, Rachel Smalter Hall rated it it was ok Shelves: To me it just screams of lonely, isolated, anxious women. Which is probably completely unfair, but there you go. Oh, but I also thought it was pretty weird that neither of the two authors took any photos of people, unless you count strange occasional anonymous unidentifiable body parts.
For me, this bizarre lack of humanity kind of undid the whole project of evoking fuzzy feelings of domestic simplicity and bliss. And I suppose I have one more rant to get off my chest. Most of the photos in the book were very small and context-less, which made them all kind of melt together and disappear. Dec 12, Carrie rated it liked it Shelves: A Year of Mornings is a photo-a-day project with a twist.
Maria and Stephanie live 3, miles apart - Maria in Portland, Maine and Stephanie in Portland, Oregon - and had only met briefly in person once before they embarked on a year-long visual blogging project. Each posted a photo taken before 10am to a shared blog. No plans, no themes, no collaboration. I liked the matte finish to the pages in this book. I thought it worked well with the white light and stillness that many of the photos have.
The one complaint same as everyone else is that the layout is a mess.