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  1. Daily Glimpse Project Complete

    July 10, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

    One of the very first posts on my blog is titled My Life List, which is essentially an ongoing and ever evolving bucket list. I’ve just crossed off number 35: start and finish a 365 project. On July 10th of last year I began a daily photo project with my friend Anna as a way to keep in touch during the summer months when she would be away from Boston. Early on in the project, I made the decision to explore this photo-collaboration with different people during a period of 30-31 days over the span of a year.

    July 10th-August 8th: Daily Glimpse with Anna
    Anna is one my closest friends whom I’m met during my studies at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. We both came to study traditional bookbinding and now she’s living in Echo Park and working at the Huntington Library in Pasadena. She is the sweetest and kindest person I’ve ever met, plus her passion for life and food on top of her commitment to friendships are highly contagious. And she always up for engaging in some type of interesting project.


    Day Twenty

    August 9th – September 8th: Daily Glimpse with Josh
    Josh is my dearest older brother, just 2 years apart. We had a lot of fun growing up together: playing football in the snow, excavating for dinosaur bones, attempting to bake a cake, combating in the world of Mortal Kombat, etc, etc. During our 30 day collaboration, both Josh and I were in the process of moving. I was just moving across the city of Boston, while my brother was moving away from our home in Omaha to Denver, Colorado. His new home offers everything he loves: music, mountains and sports!


    Day Twenty-four

    September 9th – October 8th: Daily Glimpse with Frank
    Frank and I met through my husband, while attending school in Chicago. He and Frank have known each other since early adolescence. Frank and I quickly became companions over film and television, especially those in the thriller/horror genre. He has such a curious spirit, focusing on the details and technical aspects of film production and photography, staying informed and ahead of the quickly growing technology industry. Four years ago, Frank was the best man at our wedding and wrote the most heartwarming speech; shortly afterward we moved to Boston leaving behind our life in Texas. It was a real treat to get back in touch with Frank and get a glimpse of his daily life in Dallas.


    Day Twelve

    October 9th – November 8th: Daily Glimpse with Lauren
    Lauren is Jason’s delightful little sister and my sister-in-law! Lauren and her husband, Josiah, owe a fantastic shop in Austin, Texas. The Burlap Bag sells handcrafted items from local artists and crafters. Lauren is so creative with her shop and in her personal life, she’s also very colorful. Lauren and Josiah are the proud owners of Carrots and Turnip, the most adorable and unusual looking cats who are quite photogenic.


    Day Eleven

    November 9th – December 8th: Daily Glimpse with Laura
    Laura and I met as co-workers at Paper Source in Chicago in 2006 and have stayed in touch as we’ve both moved around the country. Laura is such a talented illustrator working freelance and on personal projects. Over the years she’s published a few humorous and informative books on women’s health: Tip of the Iceberg and Cycling. She recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who smells a bit like apricots. Laura has such beautiful spirit, full of life and quite a bubbly, contagious laugh.


    Day Eleven

    December 9th – January 8th: Daily Glimpse with Ammon
    Josh Ammon is another close friend from my husband’s youth and therefore is also a good friend of mine. Ammon comes from a large supportive family and has a deep caring disposition in regards to his friends and family. Ammon is so full of life and always brings such excitement to any event. He currently lives in Dallas, working very successfully to raise awareness to the growing art culture in the city.


    Day Sixteen

    January 9th – February 7th: Daily Glimpse with Henry
    Henry is another friend of mine whom I met at the North Bennet Street School. Henry’s talents as a bookbinder and conservator led him to Champaign, Illinois where he runs the conservation lab at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Henry is such a wonderful friend, sharing his love of awesomely bad 90s television and B-rated films. It was quite a party while Henry was living in Boston, I remember bacon, beer and finally beating Lego Indiana Jones.


    Day Twenty-nine

    February 8th – March 10th: Daily Glimpse with Becky
    I met Becky at the North Bennet Street School amongst Anna and Henry. During our second year, Becky’s bench was directly across from mine, which added to my fun experience. When I first met Becky, she was quiet and reserved, but soon she began to open up and surprise me with her wacky humor and overwhelming passion for dogs, knitting and snack time. Becky works as a conservator on many amazing paper repair and book repair projects and lives with her friendly dog, Rooney.


    Day Thirteen

    March 11th – April 9th: Daily Glimpse with Meg
    Meg is just one of my many awesome cousins. Meg and I were born just a few weeks apart (there is a really adorable, indiscernible photo of us at babies), so we spent a lot time together as kids playing games, making crafts, watching movies and swimming. Today, Meg and I share many nerdy interests and a love for books and writing. Meg recently moved into a new apartment and adding a new companion to her life: Lagrange. So now we share a love of cats.


    Day Two

    April 10th – May 10th: Daily Glimpse with Jason
    Jason, my husband, had been pestering me throughout this project to be a participant. So I finally caved, creating some of the more interesting combinations of photos from the entire project. Many of our photos were taken at the same time from our different perspectives. So needless to say, we enjoyed surprising each other.


    Day Nineteen

    May 11th – June 9th: Daily Glimpse with Jeanne
    Another dear friend and fellow bookbinder I made during my studies at the North Bennet Street School. Jeanne is such a sociable, kind and funny person. We’ve recently discovered our love for childhood movies and junk food plus we found a common interest in scary movies. Jeanne is my gal pal, the sort that enjoys shopping and drinking the occasional cocktail. Her passion for conservation and bookbinding is apparent every time we chat. Her talents have already landed her an internship at the Boston Athenaeum.


    Day Nineteen

    June 10th – July 9th: Daily Glimpse with Anna
    Anna was very eager to wrap up this project with and go for a second round of photo sharing.


    Day Thirty

  2. Daily Glimpse: Interview with Josh

    October 31, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Josh is my dearest older brother, just 2 years apart. We had a lot of fun growing up together: playing football in the snow, excavating for dinosaur bones, attempting to bake a cake, combating in the world of Mortal Kombat, and on and on. Over the past month, Josh finally set forth a plan that was years in the making. He bravely quit both of his jobs and left the safe haven of Omaha to spend a month hiking in the mountains of Colorado. During this time he also found himself an apartment, a job and towards the tail end of the month moved all of his belongings from Omaha to Denver. I just spoke with him on the phone and he declared Colorado was the place for him, having everything he wants: SPORTS, MOUNTAINS & MUSIC.
    I want to give my thanks for agreeing to join me on this project.  The first few days were a bit rough with the uncertainty of signal access on your end, but we prevailed and I was able to experience the beautiful wilderness of Colorado while living in my urban environment. Looking back on our collection of photographs, I was hoping we would have more similarities.  Knowing you were hiking around Colorado I tried to impose the sculpted nature of Boston into our photo sets with Day 3 & Day 16, but I think you captured more interesting shots of nature.  What is your overall analysis of the project? 
    I loved the idea of this project and how I was going to be involved in it. For me being away from home for weeks, made it even more interesting. I didn’t know where I was going to be, what I would see and encounter. I was a little worried that it would be an issue to do, for the fact I would be in the wilderness with the chance of no cellular signal. But everywhere i went my iPhone worked. Yeah there were times I had to go walk over to this hill, or over to this cliff, or prop my phone up and point it to the skies. The worst spot was at Molas Lake. That’s were it would only work in two spots. One spot was at the lake where Day 16 picture was taken. That was random. I was walking along and my email’s started pouring in. Perfect time for a picture. Second spot was at my campsite on the picnic table. My iPhone had to be propped up on my book at a 45 degree angle pointing towards the southern sky. I had so many options and ideas for this project. There were so many areas, things, and places that I have never seen. At times i felt I needed to switch things up because all that I was sending was pictures of the mountains. To me though, that’s all i wanted to see and for everyone else to see. That’s what drove me to come out to Colorado. After my solo trip throughout Colorado, I went back to Denver to stay with my buddy. I felt that’s where my pictures didn’t capture my everyday life. Towards the end of the project I finally download Instagram. I wish I did that from the get go. The boring simple everyday life pictures turned out more spectacular using a photo app. 

    We did come across with a few similarities, like the fact that we were both moving into new homes.  Day 23 captures this nicely, I like to imagine that we were dealing with the stress of moving around the same time.  Thoughts on this?
    I thought us moving at the same time was pretty funny. My stress level was probably a lot higher than yours. This was my first big move in my life. I have never lived in another state before. Stressing about driving a u-haul across Nebraska while pulling my car was nerve-wracking but it went pretty smoothly. I think at this point in our lives, we finally feel at home and at a place were we want to be for awhile. 

    Finally, I would like to comment on my favorite photos from the set: Day 5 and Day 24.  In Day 5, you captured the most perfect portrait of yourself (that is definitely the face you make in the morning) and overall we both photographed an enclosed space.  On the other hand Day 24 captures a restful, quiet moment in my life while capturing the complete opposite as you attended a Big Red football game (plus I like the contrast in vibrant colors versus the infamous ‘sea of red’).  What are your favorites from the collection?
    Day 1 was for sure one of my favorites. It was the first time I have attempted a mountain summit all by myself. It was the beginning of this project and felt it was the best start to it. Me and the mountain. Day 23 showed how common and similar our day can be compared to how different our lives and days usually are. Day 24 will be one to remember for the rest of my life. That was the best send off present a buddy could give. That’s all Nebraska has to offer. Big Red football. It was amazing to be there at that time. You were relaxing but I was screaming and jumping up and down with joy.


    Any final thoughts?
    I would love to do this again. I have so many ideas for this project. I wish I could have used the pictures from my digital camera but I didn’t have my Macbook around at the time. I captured some amazing photos of Colorado. You can tell the difference in both of our iPhone’s. Mine being an older model, didn’t have the sharp, crisp look of what your iPhone could do.   

  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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