With less than one week to go, Alec Soth’s “From Here to There” project continues to gain momentum. As the September 27 deadline quickly approaches, participants continue to explore the world using a list of 10 things to gain new insight on their surroundings. These findings are sparking exciting intellectual and sometimes philosophical conversations regarding life, photography and the art world at-large.
Cynthia Wood (Cynner_SF) wrote some engaging thoughts relating to her Sunday afternoon discovery of the BOC (photo, “Neighbood Bar [Closed]” above).
Aaron Shapiro (air_uhh_n) comments on his process of photographing the “day in the life” story of supermarket cashiers
I approached this assignment focusing on the Supermarket Cashiers since well… I am one. I began taking my camera to work, and sometimes blatantly and sometimes clandestinely photographing my coworkers as well as my surroundings.
Shapiro comments on his process, I was hoping to build a day-in-the-life documentation of what we do each day, an internal exploration, if you will.
Shapiro continues by stating, “Ultimately what this [project] did for me was exactly what you described, it got me out beating the bushes looking, thinking, and photographing. What I really appreciated about Mr. Soth’s call was simply that it got me working again. For that, I am really grateful.”
Finally wrap-up this week’s “From here to there” update and keep those photo coming, submissions of “Sleeping Children”
- Richard Payne (fotorich.com), “Sleeping Child”