I first read about Tanja Hollander when conceiving the idea for this project. Tanja is undertaking a similar project and in the process of traveling around the world to photograph all 626 of her Facebook friends. She writes:
I love this project of yours especially because you’re making your friends do all the work. I wish I would have thought that part of mine out a little better. Oh well, what’s that saying live and learn? I think I may take you up on your offer to come to Philly - I’ve got the weekend of the 18th of May free or we’ll have to wait until September. I try not to leave Maine in the summer because well, I suffer through the winters to have something to look forward to. (As you can see from the front.) You are of course welcome here anytime as well. <3 xo T.
Thanks Tanja! Your picture of Maine is absolutely gorgeous and my poor iDevice photo-ing skills do not do it justice. I would love to show you around Philadelphia and help out with your project. I love that we’re both taking the Internet and making it more personal through these random connections we forge online — and then in real life. <3 xo M.