commonplace book was kept by writers at the turn of the twentieth century to record quotes, information and daily occurrences. Similar to a scrapbook, these notes grew over time into substantial volumes that allow us to glimpse into the writer’s life and era. Social media is our way of logging our daily lives, thoughts and links that grow into a substantial feed. Through cell phone photography, I document my surroundings and daily life, whether monumental events or banal details. I chose a small selection of these daily photographs to hand print in cyanotype, a historical process originally used to record personal collections. Commonplace is an ongoing catalog of my daily life.

— Lindsey Beal

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