3191: Evenings

Maria Alexandra Vettese and
Stephanie Congdon Barnes

List Price: $29.95
7-5/8 x 7-5/8 inches (19.4 x 19.4 cm)
Paperback, 120 pages, 342 color illustrations
Publication Date: 10/15/2009
ISBN 978-1-61584-949-9

Table of Contents
- A Brief History
- Introductions
- Winter
- Spring
- Summer
- Autumn Into Winter
- Month By Month

On the morning of December 7, 2006, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes each took a digital photo of everyday objects randomly arranged on their kitchen tables, and unbeknownst to one another, uploaded them to the website Flickr. Noticing a remarkable similarity between their images, they started documenting their mornings by posting one diptych to a shared blog every weekday for a year. Their site, 3191—named after the distance in miles between their homes in Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon—quickly acquired a worldwide following of devotees fascinated by the magical coincidences and pictorial synchronicity of their photographic pairings. The project came to a close on December 31, 2007, and all materials were gathered together to be published in book form under the title A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart (Princeton Architectural Press, September 2008).

With the light-filled year of mornings behind them and the aforementioned book in work, Maria and Stephanie set forth on January 15, 2008 on a year-long journey to capture what was before quite unknown to them: a fondness of evenings. Throughout a year that saw a flutter of new happenings, including Maria and Stephanie meeting for the first time since 2005, they took their evening snapshots learning and evolving as each day ended in inevitable nighttime slumber. 3191: Evenings is an author-curated look at the 214 evenings diptychs—always taken between 5 pm and 10 pm, and without discussion between the two women. Where A Year of Mornings conjured the brightness of a new day, 3191: Evenings bookends the pair fully by creating a space to end the day in a gentle spell of activity, a glow of peace and ultimately an unquestionable allure of darkness.

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