Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Book Not to Be Missed: Sophie Blackall's Missed Connections



Via Missed Connections

Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.

Here is a sampling of the m4m Missed Connections that Blackall illustrates. (However, my favorite couldn't be found on the web. It is of the two men who visit the whale at Coney Island.)



Of the images I can find online, this is my favorite one from the book:

Thursday, March 12, 2009
-m4m (East Village)
Phoenix w/ crutches
I would love to carr you around piggy back until you can walk again...











And be sure to click over and visit Ms. Blackall's blog and see more of her work.

2 comments:

becca said...

sounds like a good book

Loki's Log said...

Wow, what a great find.