Last June we featured the 1 Year + Dictionary + Photography project by local photographers Heather Oelklaus, Carol Dass and Monica Escalante.

The project was this: pick a random word from the dictionary ever single day of the year in 2009 and take a photograph of something inspired by that word. The photographs were then posted each day (mostly) to www.camerakarma.blogspot.com.

The project ended on Decmber 31, 2009 and we decided to check in with the three photographers to see what they learned and thought about along the way. The names, words and dates along with their reflections are in the captions beneath each of the photos.

(Thanks, as always, for your lovely and thoughtful comments below or to: thebigsomething@krcc.org. Cheers!)

 

5 Responses to A Yearlong Dictionary of Pictures

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks Noel. Since this blog was being made, I finished my book containing the images I created for this project. The book”A Year of Images” is here http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1197069
    Thanks agin,
    Heather Oelklaus

  2. Bettina Swigger says:

    Such a cool project! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sean says:

    Thoughtful work. A nice journey through three lenses – always better than one!

  4. Nancy Wilsted says:

    You women are brilliant and you make me laugh and I love your work. Thanks

  5. Monica Escalante says:

    Noel thank you for your interest in this project and for following up. I’ve enjoyed sharing this with friends and colleagues.

News

AP
May 27, 2016 | NPR · In an event high on symbolism, the president is visiting the city on which the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare.
 

AP
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Please do not take selfies with the animals, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration asks. It’s pupping season, so there may be a tempting number of seals about this weekend.
 

Getty Images for EPIX
May 26, 2016 | NPR · In the film, Couric asks gun owners a question and is met with dumbstruck silence. That’s not what happened in the interview. Instead, NPR’s David Folkenflik says, it was a foolish directorial choice.
 

Arts & Life

Strand Releasing
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Athina Rachel Tsangari’s black comedy about men who undertake a petty but brutal competition while aboard a yacht together may or may not be a political allegory.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
May 26, 2016 | NPR · The latest period installment of the mutant franchise gets the gang back together, but the time machine seems to be running out of juice.
 

Walt Disney Pictures
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Other than brand extension, there seems to be no reason at all for Alice Through The Looking Glass to exist. And it shows in the final product.
 

Music

State Library and Archives of Florida
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Hear more highlights from the gathering in the North Carolina mountains, captured over many years.
 

WXPN
May 26, 2016 | WXPN · The Brooklyn band has solidified its psychedelic sound on its new album, Plaza. Hear a conversation and performance.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 26, 2016 | NPR · The sound of The Wild Reeds is the sound of three singers propelled by great rhythms and memorable songs. On “Everything Looks Better,” they sing of nostalgia and the ways it tricks memories.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab