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more than just orange

originally uploaded by jolayne.a.

I woke up with a certain friend, and a morning we had spent together a few years ago, on my mind. I sat down at the computer and went straight to a photo journal that my husband started in 2002 – just before we were married and moved to Japan – with hopes of finding an image that might relate to that morning or that day or even that week.

I was able to find a photo that I had taken, of that particular morning. The image, whose purpose was to capture the orange in the wall of the funky little diner we were having breakfast in, brought back memories: the blistery cold autumn day, the warmth of the coffee, visions of the photographs on the wall, the story my friend gave her boss about why she wasn’t going to be in that day, the sense of calm I felt at being face to face with someone who knows me well…

Thank You PhotoJournal

I store all of my photos on Flickr but Kemp has made an effort to keep the PhotoJournal alive – I am so thankful for this running record of our lives and the power of the connection a photograph has with memory.

Here are some of the “photo journals” we have been following over the years:

Low Resolution Davin Risk/Toronto

Rion Rion Nakaya/Paris

Jimbus Jim Green/London

Hello Alison Garnett/Toronto

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