April 2020 | Issue no. 39 | by mark shaiken

One of the foundational design elements that photographers utilize is repetition – such as many things in a row, like this image of Denver’s Union Station.  Repetition can imply harmony, reliability, and we humans find solace and safety in both.

In these uncharted times of physical distancing and isolation, many of us are not alone but rather are lucky enough to be at home with our families.  For us, it is a family of two here in Denver.  Our “two-ness” caused me to think about photographs in which there are two subjects . . . photographs in which the “two-ness” is the singular subject.  A repetition of two.  In these times of aloneness, “two-ness” is something in which we can perhaps find harmony and solace and celebrate as we dream of the day when we won’t be counting feet or meters from each other, or the number of people at an event, or fourteen days from when we encountered someone who coughed.

So,  in this issue, do :: or :: diso will take a simple look at twos.  No words needed.  Maybe it will make you smile, or feel some safety, or find some harmony in a time of extreme dissonance.

Here’s hoping that we soon get back to the days where we can be with others, whether twos or two thousand.  Back to the days where the tracks to nowhere lead to somewhere we want to be.  Be well and safe America and the world.


Shaiken1272seqnDenver based, mark shaiken :: photography
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