2009: Part Thirteen: The Hive

Later in June, photographer Kyle Cassidy puts out a call for photographers to be a part of his “hive” for one day.  I jump at the chance to be involved in this project. We are, when he sends us a text at random points during the day, to take a photo of what’s in front of us. Fortunately, it takes place on a weekend when I am surrounded by some of my best friends. I take a lot of photos of my friends and my husband. From the view of the hive, it is obvious that I am a woman who is well loved.

Kyle writes this about the experience:

This is travel photography — of places I’ve never been; secret places.

I’ve not been to Paris, but I know what the Eiffel tower looks like. I’ve seen it from multiple angles, and I’ve seen it at night. What I haven’t seen is the laundry room of the apartment complex a mile from the center of town — and that’s really what I’m interested in — the quiet, unknown moments that make up our lives.

I asked twenty-three people scattered around the U.S. to wear their cameras everywhere and over the next 48 hours I sent eleven text messages at random intervals asking everyone to take a photo of whatever was in front of them at that moment.

We worked together like bees — each doing our little bit, apart from the others, but producing something greater and, ultimately, understood by none of us individually.

This is what it looks like in the hive….

— Kyle Cassidy – Philadelphia – 2009

You can visit the Hive Here: http://www.inthehive.org/portfolio.php