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Posts tagged “Handwritten” (page 2 of 3)

Where I have trailed off

This is closer to what I want to get at with this book project. The writing is from a trip to Montreal in 2010, the photos from when I lived there in 2006 (both were on my old photoblog, non*glossy).

Bivalve

I want to make a book of writing and photography, roughly structured around some of the diptychs from indexical. This project has been in the back of my head for a couple of years now. Whenever I thumb through old notebooks or photos I realize that I’ve probably already written a book, it’s just a matter of excavating it. So I have been brushing away the excess and starting to assemble things. One problem has always been how to integrate the writing and photos, something I experimented with on my old oughtful blog (see writing outdoors and field notes 1 and 2). I always imagined the writing would be written specifically for the book, but over the past few weeks I’ve been scanning writing from some of my recent notebooks, and I’ve started pairing the scanned handwriting with photography.

Here is a sketch of what I’ve been trying, using some material from a few years ago (Point Pleasant Park, Halifax). There are definitely some weaknesses with this that I still need to work out – the writing dominates here, and isn’t the strongest, but I like that it mentions my camera. I don’t want the photos to always depict what is in the writing, but it seemed to work here.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 5)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 20
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 21 and 24
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Dec. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Dec. 1
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 20

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 20

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 21 and 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 21 and 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 24

Halifax Walking Notebook, Dec. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Dec. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Dec. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Dec. 1

This is the end of my walking notebook; I’ve posted every page except for a few at the beginning that I skipped because the November 1 page makes a better start. I am putting together a list of addenda, links and maps that accompany some of the writing, and I’ll post that here as well. See the Walking Notebook tag if you’d like to see the whole project at once.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 4)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 15 and 16
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 17
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 19
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 20
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 15 and 16

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 15 and 16

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 17

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 17

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 19

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 19

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 20

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 20

A smaller batch of pages this time. One more to go. For previous parts of this notebook, see the Walking Notebook tag.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 3)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6 and 8
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12 and 13
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 13
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6 and 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6 and 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12 and 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12 and 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

A third batch of pages from my Halifax Walking notebook, written in November 2007 as part of my Interchange project. Start at the beginning, or see all posts tagged Walking Notebook.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 2)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4 and 5
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5 and 6
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4 and 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4 and 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5 and 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5 and 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Another batch of pages from my November 2007 walking notebook, written in Halifax as part of my Interchange project. See my previous post for context. I’ll post more from this notebook over the next couple of weeks.

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