Winky Lewis and Susan Conley, a photographer and a writer in Portland, tried an experiment At the start of every week for a year, Winky sent Susan a photograph of their children, of the street where they live as neighbors, and of other green places in Maine By the end of that week Susan sent a tiny story back that talked to the photograph Stop Here, This Is The Place tWinky Lewis and Susan Conley, a photographer and a writer in Portland, tried an experiment At the start of every week for a year, Winky sent Susan a photograph of their children, of the street where they live as neighbors, and of other green places in Maine By the end of that week Susan sent a tiny story back that talked to the photograph Stop Here, This Is The Place tells the story of a year in which children s arms and legs get longer, and traces of babyhood fade a year that feels interminable to a ten year old looking forward and fleeting to that ten year old s mother, who can always stop here, go back and remember This delightfully evocative gift book is a reminder to stop and enjoy the precious time we have with our kids while we have them Through Susan s recollections of moments from her childhood and the ongoing lives of her children, we re reminded of our own childhoods, and of the necessity to stop and pay attention, to hold on.
Stop Here This Is the Place Winky Lewis and Susan Conley a photographer and a writer in Portland tried an experiment At the start of every week for a year Winky sent Susan a photograph of their children of the street where t
This is very cool idea.From the moment I read the blurp, I was intrigued Make sure to READ THE BLURP I read it at three different times myself First I m curious to ask my friends what thoughts enter your mind when you consider what this photographer and writer created WellI had many thoughtsly, something really inspired and charmed me about these two mothers I not only liked the idea looking forward to seeing their end result , but from the beginningeir creative partnership moved me.Now The fun [...]
Two friends, two mothers, two houses.One photographer, one writer.One street.One year.One family.Susan Conley writer Laura Lewis photographer spontaneously came up with this creative concept of documenting a year s worth of their family s memories Every week, a photo was taken by one and captioned by the other The writing is lyrical, capturing thoughts and musings of the mothers or the children The fitting accompaniment to the photography.The photographs have this dreamlike quality, like there a [...]
When I first read about this book, I was both intrigued and maybe a little jealous Years ago I tried to convince a friend to do something similar with me, but they never were interested enough to follow through.I loved the ease of the writing, reminded me of childhood summer days, moments without a care in the world Beautiful Some of the writing emphasized the joy of childhood, and some focused on those pre teen years where, you know, parents can t do anything right The photographs are timeless [...]
Would you like to lose yourself in 52 beautiful life pictures, with imaginative poetry to highlight each one How about entering childhood all over again through the images and writing of two present day mommas in Maine, who collaborated to produce a work of art Well this is your read These are your images and life It s time to take a peak, dive in the water and swim.
Stop Here, This Is the PlaceSusan ConleySusan ConleyWinky LewisI received this book free in a Giveaway.I loved this little book and highly recommend it It only takes about an hour to read It is a collaboration between to moms who live on the same street One is a writer and one is a photographer Every week for a year Winky takes a picture and sends it to Susan It may be a picture of one or of their children or some scenery etc Susan then adds a short story of a poem that talked to the photograp [...]
This is a lovely book The project is an interesting one One friend writes The other provides the pictures This is a book about families with photos and very short essays done over a year As a mother of an adult son now I can relate to the essays They are only a paragraph or so, but express the thoughts of a mother who watches her children grow and realizes how fleeting those moments really are As an enthusiastic amateur photographer myself, I also know much harder it is than it looks to capture [...]
Sally Mann meets Joan Didion Remarkable and lyrical As a father of 6 kids, I enjoyed drinking in the elegiac prose and transporting images as I imagined the child that lives in all our hearts Who doesn t long to recapture the freedom and wide eyed curiosity of the time in life before the burdens of adulthood Find a vehicle to take you to that place here I found myself thrust quietly into the emotional space of memory and dreams Back to work now, but a little calm, inspired and reminded of the [...]
What a fantastic book A journey that reminded me of childhood, reflected on my motherhood and introduced me to an artistic collaboration that elevates the work of both artists I truly enjoyed getting lost in Winky Lewis s photography and Susan Conley s prose Stop Here, This Is the Place is a retreat of sorts but also a meditation that was poetic, contemplative and visually captivating To think that these two women, mothers and neighbors found each other and spent a year expressing the everyday n [...]
What a lovely idea between friends one taking the photos and one writing a story accomplished over 52 weeks They provide a lovely collection of thoughts and understanding The photographs are beautiful and the writing that goes with them give a tiny insight to two friends and what they share Daily life goes on but once a week we get to see their specially place, their children and their life and thoughts It showed me to slow down and think about things.This book was provided to me in return for [...]
I absolutely loved it This was such a great idea for the two to do, and I m glad they came together and pulled it off The photographs looked so great next to each writing The writing was wonderful as well So smooth and easy, and reminded me of summer days when I was younger This was a great summer read and I m so glad that had this giveaway So beautiful
What a wonderful book Winky Lewis and Susan Conley have produced Stop Here, This is the Place is a joy on so many levels It s an inspiring exercise in being truly present in our families The photos are compelling And, for those who know and love Maine, it captures the sense of place in a poignant way I plan to send copies to my friends for mother s day.
Wonderful photographs accompanied by insightful reflections Reminds the reader of how precious and fleeting childhood is My favorite is 4 palindrome.Thank you to NetGalley and Down East Books for providing me with an advanced reader s copy in exchange for an honest review
A delightful little book filled with captivating photographs and stories that pull you in This book embodies the joys of childhood, and it s so sweet that two friends collaborated to bring it to life I won this book from a giveaway.
Beautiful photos, thoughtful text.
The idea of this book completely fascinates me challenges me It gives me creative license flow, and that helps this book I d love to find a friend to share a similar challenge with After all, the journey of parenthood and childhood is a beautiful experience that deserves to be captured all over the world There are so many similarities in our stories that they re worth reading and enough differences that they re worth sharing Some of these moments were powerful, beautiful, and emotional Unfortuna [...]
What a beautiful book It truly cast a spell and brought me back to childhood, at the same time it honored my motherhood.
Such a lovely reminder of the power of friendship, shared intimacy of parenting, and the mutual respect for kids lives and the beautiful world of neighbors Well done Stop Here, This is the Place tells the story of a year in motherland The camera watches the children s arms and legs grow longer until any trace of baby in their faces is gone The camera reports how long one year can feel in the life of a ten year old Children look ahead But mothers We can always go back and remember.