“We are surrounded by places. We walk over and through them. We live in places, relate to others in them, die in them. Nothing we do is unplaced.” Edward Casey
The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History


This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
William Carlos Williams

          “We are torn between nostalgia for the               familiar and an urge for the foreign and             strange... we are homesick most for the               places we have never known.”
                               Carson McCullers

Some Other Place is an attempt at undoing distance, using photographs and audio as a point of connection and investigation, across oceans and continents. We have asked each other, as friends and photographers, “What is it like there, for you?” and answered with photographs of ten everyday objects. Over time, these subjects lead us to discover each other’s cities and also deepen the exploration of our own. We want to know: what can be found in a park in Lima that wouldn’t be seen in Portland or Berlin? How does fog change the city? What makes a place? Is it the buildings and materials or people and experiences? By bridging our individual everyday moments we have created an alternate universe, an entirely new place that exists, like a novel, solely on the page.

listen to the audio piece here: 

“A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”

Joan Didion