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Good Things Come in Pairs: Part 2

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Last week I started a series called “Good Things Come in Pairs” by featuring Nicholas Pritchett and Laura Pritchett. As I mentioned in that post, my thought was to draw attention to some couples I follow on Instagram. Because good things come in pairs. How many couples? I’m still not sure, but I have a few in mind and I enjoy each of these photographers as individuals, so I thought it would be interesting to present them as couples while looking at some of their photos side by side.

Once again, I’ve never met either half of the couple I’m featuring today (this will probably be a common theme), but I really like following their adventures (both apart and together), their family, and their view of the world. I’d like to cross paths with these two some day as well and, being that they’re east coasters just like last week’s pair, there might be a combo trip somewhere in my future: Matt Novak (@mattjnovak) and Anna Novak (@annanovak).

While they each have their own view of the world (via Instagram photos or otherwise), Matt and Anna share an endless love for their children, a passion for summer’s warmth, and a knack for capturing beautiful moments in time. Matt makes ramen an art form (in the colder months) and Anna always seems to be baking things that make me want to lick my phone screen. And when their Instagram photos happen to fall side by side in my feed, it’s a beautiful thing. I enjoy the way they live life while loving every minute of it and below are just a few examples of how there photos mingle, sometimes on the same day, sometimes months apart.

There are many excellent examples on their feeds and, though you can certainly follow one or the other, I highly recommend adding both of them to your daily dose of Instagram. And did I mention their expertise in the world of ice cream?

Good Things Come in Pairs: Part 1

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I’ve been on Instagram for a while. I was one of the early ones who tested the waters, decided it wasn’t for me, then realized maybe it was. I was one of the users that survived the apocalyptic Facebook buyout and the (I hope you’re sitting) addition of video, all with little snark. And I haven’t looked back.

I don’t have a massive following, but I know what a great community Instagram can be. I enjoy the talent that fills my feed and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few (excellent) users in real life. While there are dozens of others that I’d like to meet over coffee or a beer or even a brief conversation in passing near a distressed brick building, the few meetings I’ve had have made me pay a bit more attention to each photo I see. With that in mind, I wanted to draw attention to some couples I follow on Instagram. Because good things come in pairs. How many couples? I’m not sure yet, but I have a few in mind and I enjoy each of these photographers as individuals, so I thought it would be interesting to present them as couples while looking at some of their photos side by side.

I’ve never met either half of the couple I’m featuring today, but that hasn’t stopped me from loving the way they see the world. And, for the record, I’d like to someday cross paths with them as they’ve both been nothing by amazing on all forms of social media: Nicholas Pritchett (@nicholasjared) and Laura Pritchett (@bythebrush).

These two have an amazing talent for photography, an eye for the everyday (and the not so everyday), and a very genuine approach to what they do on Instagram. I wanted to feature both of them because, while they both have their own way with a camera (be it with Instagram photos or elsewhere), one of the things I’ve enjoyed most is seeing the parallels that pop up from time to time, with the occasional portraits they take of one another being major highlights. The similarities in their photos are great and the differences are no less enjoyable. Take a look at these few comparisons and head over to Instagram to see all of the amazing photos from these two talented people (who make one talented couple!).

Urban Coos

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Several months ago I wrote a series of haiku. I had no real goal in mind, but they all fell loosely around a common theme. I’m not one for poetry, but I liked these and, deciding that sometimes doing what you aren’t comfortable with can be a good thing, I thought I’d share them.

Urban Coos

Rows of yellow cars,
Horns pronounce an angry red,
High score in Tetris.

The construction site,
Forgotten and left to loot,
Deconstruction sight.

Red bird on Saint Street.
“Much is lost with nothing seen,”
speaks the Cardinal.