Category Archives: Photos + Snaps

photo essays, stitched panorama, and other (often analog) photo-centric projects

Collection: Currency (variety, international), vol. 1

Oman: Rial (1, front)
Oman: Rial (1, front)
Oman: Rial (1/2 Rial – back, 100 Baisa– front / back)

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Making friends, with a dog, obviously

Couple of ole pals…

Letters and postcards aren’t the only way to send a delightful dispatch to a distant friend

Of course, letters and postcards aren’t the only way to send a delightful dispatch to a distant friend… as another Canadian said “the medium is the message” as such, message depends on the medium. As such, choose the medium for your message to evoke emotion and put the story, no matter how brief, in a pleasing context.

Most critical part of postcards / letters are: a proper address and a friend to write

Of course, the most critical part of postcards and letters are: a proper address to send it to, and a friend to write.

Also, I like to think about all the hands which touch the card as it makes the journey from my writing desk to a happy (I expect) recipient who peeks in their post box / letter slot and see something other than a utility bill or an bulk/junk mail from a real estate agent.

I also wonder how the “hand off“ in international mail works from one country to the next. Do the workers peek at the – almost illegible – scribble on my postcards? Do they wonder who wrote the missives and who the recipient is? . Do you think about these logistics & vagaries? Or is it just me? .

Postcards and letters are enhanced when made in the right environment

Post boxes are always, and only, as interesting as the items deposited

Postboxes are time/space portals for paper

Tuning in, dropping out – static on this radio transmission

Phone calls to/for no one (or you perhaps)

Documenting artifacts of the past for the future.