Wednesday, March 8, 2017

pairs of photographs

i'm interested in what happens left to right and right to left, and together

photographs made on the street, from the car, and underground
© ellen wallenstein 2017
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why i make photographs

as a pleasure
as a practice
as a meditation
as an homage

for my sanity
for my delight

because i must
because i have to

to teach from
to learn from
to look at
to remember

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alternate Lincolns

This pair of Lincoln bookends came from a tag sale in Connecticut, the home of an old man who had collected Civil War memorabilia. Obviously, they were made  from two different molds, and one had been dropped at one time. Like many fraternal twins, they are very different from each other.