Blog highlight: Missed Connections

I am so happy to find this blog by illustrator Sophie Blackall called Missed Connections. This really made my day. On top of that, a wonderful local photographer David Cunningham just stopped by with two camera for me to play with. Both of which I have never tried- a rangefinder and a Rolleicord. Yippeee!

Back to this wondrous Sophie. For this particular project, she has been reading personal ads and illustrating them into these amazing pictures. Her statement is: Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.

illustration by Sophie Blackall
Saturday, September 5, 2009
- m4m - 29 (astoria)
we were both swimming around 5-6 in astoria pool. we ended up walking the same direction in the park for a while but didn't talk. i wish i had said hi...so i figured i would on here.
worth a shot.

She is a special one. You can view her website here.

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