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Three Things: The Family Edition

2017 February 20

This week let’s focus on family dynamics, or at least a moment in a family’s day. Will the moment you choose be mundane or fraught with emotion? Quiet or chaotic? Here are three moments in three different families to get you started.

 

Julie Blackmon, Stolen Kiss, from Domestic Vacations series. Photograph. www.julieblackmon.com

 

William Eggleston, Black family by the sea, published in Los Alamos, 2002. Photograph. www.egglestontrust.com

 

Larry Sultan, Close Up, 1992, from Pictures from Home series. Photograph. www.larrysultan.com

 

Three Things: The Empty House Edition

2017 February 6

Let’s suppose your character finds her or himself in an empty house. What happens next?

 

William Eggleston, Untitled, from 10.D.70.V2. Photograph. www.egglestontrust.com

 

Anna Ådén, Untitled from Plainness series. Photograph. www.imable.se

 

Michael Cappabianca, The Aztecs, from The Material. Photograph. www.michaelcappabianca.com

 

Three Things: The (Surreal) Sheep Edition

2017 January 23

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Having grown up on a sheep farm, Wren and I have a fairly good understanding of the animal. By turns aloof, curious, alert and oblivious, sheep can be really dumb as a herd, but every once in a while a surprisingly smart ewe will separate herself from the rest and impress you.

This week we’re taking writing cues from the wooly bundles, with a surreal twist.

 

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Jane Hammond, Cabrito, 2007. Photograph. www.janehammondartist.com

 

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Michael McWilliams, In the Green Room. Acrylic. www.michaelmcwilliams.squarespace.com

 

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Jasper Oostland, Schaap (Sheep), 2004. Acrylic on paper. www.jasperoostland.com

 

Three Things: The Flying Baby Edition

2017 January 16

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This week I’ve been pondering flying babies. Oh fine, maybe not… maybe I just happened across one of the below photographs and I thought it would make a crackin’ good writing prompt. Either way: this week, let’s study these babes suspended in mid-air and come up with a story behind them. Go!

 

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Julie Blackmon, Baby Toss, 2009. Photograph. www.julieblackmon.com

 

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Stephen Marc, Chicago, Illinois, from the series “The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience“, 1988. Photograph. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

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Rachel Hulin, Untitled, from Flying Henry series. Photograph. www.rachelhulin.com