Friday, October 12, 2007

Where y'at? 1 + 1 Photo Swap

When we lived in New Orleans, a very popular greeting was "Where y'at?" Translation: Where are you at?

For this photo swap, I propose the following. Show your fellow swappers "where you are at". This can be something as simple as sending a photo of where you live. Or you can take the definition further and it can be "where your head is at". The color cerulean blue is sending you into orbit right now? Snap a photo of that blue. Feeling engrossed in a particular book? Include it in a photo. It certainly doesn't need to be a new photo; it can be one from your archives, it can be a found photo...whatever works for you, works for us. There are no size restrictions. Don't feel like you have to make a museum piece. I want this to be fun and informal.

Now for the "1 + 1" part...I think it would be fun to include a little artifact of "where y'at". This is wide open. It could be a leaf you found on a walk. It could be a touristy postcard from your hometown. It could be a quote that has got you thinking lately. Or maybe an address to a website that you are really excited about at the moment.

Down to the nitty gritty. Sign up by sending me an email with your contact info (email addy and real life addy). Feel free to include your blog/flickr page if you would like to share that info. My email is asta_pup at Sign up period will end on Halloween, October 31st. I will email you with your swap partners. Send out "deadline" is Monday, November 26th. As we found with the Autumn postcard swap, I'm not always good with deadlines but I think I would be good to get them done before the craziness known as the holidaze/December/end of year madness. My guess is that this will be a fairly small swap since I think my audience is...well...small. I may be posting this on flickr too if it starts to look like I'm sending photos to myself, but we'll see.

Ready? Break!


Nessie Noodle said...

I am in... do you need my 411 or do you have it?

angela said...

sounds like a great idea! i'd love to play, sending my info on...

madre adoptiva said...

Count me in! I'm sending you my info.

Rebecca said...

no need for a translation. i know all about where y'at, y'all (or ya'll as i sometimes see it spelled). love your leafy grassy photo, btw. awesome composition and colors! it's my favorite "in there" perspective, too.

Dominique said...

I'm in!

And I might bring some friends along... :-)

Cathy said...

Ani...I love this idea. I'll play along too.

The Whole Self said...

you KNOW i'm all over please!


emily said...

i'm in, i'm in. i was away. don't start without me! you've got my info. i've got your card - and i love it! thank you, thank you!

Alicia A. said...

Oooo oooo oooo... can I play?

natty said...

am i too late to play????