This is a book of images taken of the view of the Mississippi river as seen from the Hennepin Avenue bridge in Minneapolis. The images were taken at approximately the same time, twice a week, for three months. As the book progresses, the images are accompanied by hashtag-descriptions, just like you find on Instagram. As you read further through the book, the images are described by more and more hashtags, until they fill up the final page. Each image page includes the exact time, location, and weather from when the photo was taken…a statement on exactly how much information is attached to a digital image. Certain pages throughout the book lift up to a spread where the viewer can see a letterpress print of a map of where the photo was taken.
The hashtags and map were letterpress printed using photopolymer plates and a Universal III Vandercook. The binding was invented by Claire VanVliet for her book ‘Bone Songs’. The images inside the book are ink jet prints. The covers are instant film photos created from images within the book. The book measures 3 1/2” wide, 4 1/4” tall, and 2 3/4” deep at the widest point of the spine.