i’ve been a fan of the 3191 project since i discovered it last year. two friends, living 3191 miles apart, decided to stay close by taking a photo of their mornings every day for a year, and sending them to each other. the project evolved into an incredibly popular website…and now, a book.
the results are really fantastic, not just for their artistic clout, but for the occasional random symmetry between the two photos. it really shows the connection these two friends have…and it’s just plain interesting.
it’s still a little early to be talking holiday gifts, but i can tell you this will be heading to several of my friends that are far away from me. it seems like the perfect reminder that distance on a map doesn’t have to keep you apart.
whether you pick it up to keep or to give, there’s something oddly comforting in these photos that makes this a book you’ll pick up again and again. and, while you’re waiting for it to arrive, check out their newest, equally wonderful, project: a year of evenings.
That is a really fun idea. The photos are lovely.
Hmmm…I remember reading about this before…was it you?!
Very cute idea – would make a nice holiday gift for a friend.