My Street | {1500 Miles, 1 Image}

I have a new personal project I’m so excited about! My friend, Melisa, and I are collaborating on a photography project.

Melisa was one of my first “photography friends”. We met online on Flickr, followed each other and commented on each others’ images. She happened to live in Scottsdale at that time and I was in Phoenix. One day, I was at a splash pad with another friend, and a woman walked up to me and asked “are you on Flickr by any chance?” and introduced herself as Melisa! She recognized my daughter. I’m so thankful she introduced herself to me! Since that time, I’ve made many photography friends online (mostly through forums), but Melisa is special. She is of my closest friends now. We have been on many photography walks together and shared our lives with each other. It’s a testament to the fact that people come into our lives in all sorts of ways.

Last year, Melisa moved from Arizona to New Jersey. And, as you know,  I recently moved from Arizona to Texas. This puts us 1548 miles apart (for now!), but we stay in touch several times weekly with texting. We have both been going through a bit of a photography slump lately and thought a collaboration might help drag us out of it.

We are going to document our daily lives based on a weekly theme. We will each post one image per week based on that theme. The theme we have chosen for this week is “My Street”. Here’s my image:

July 17, 2017-ECC_7400-EditEileenCritchley1


Please go check out Melisa’s post and her blog. I love how she uses light and documents her family.

I can’t wait to see where she takes this project and  see our different perspectives.

2 thoughts on “My Street | {1500 Miles, 1 Image}

  1. I love the project! It reminds me of a book I bought early in my photography journey, “A Year of Mornings”. Two friends, one in Portland, Oregon and one in Portland, Maine each took a photo every morning and posted them daily on a blog. So many people eventually followed the project that it turned into a book! I don’t know about the blog but the book was primarily photos with very little text. They didn’t communicate about what the photos would be and it was surprising how many of their photos were similar on any given day.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I will have to look into that book. We aren’t communicating with each other either as far as how we interpret the theme, so I’m excited to see how our images and perspectives differ or are the same.


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