Something's happening over at Tumblr. Something that makes me want to use adverb + adjective phrases like "oddly delightful," "playfully cryptic," "strangely gemütlich"--using a German thesaurus on occasion is not a crime people! This something is called shutters/dead ends/lens/pens--all in lowercase, thank you--and it's a something y'all should check out now and continue to take a peek at for the foreseeable future.
This collaborative project is the virtual brainchild of two Miltown artists, writer David Press and visual artist/photographer William Zuback, the latter of whom has been so prolific over recent years he's earned himself several posts on this here bloggity blog as well as attention from other media outlets.
So the way shutters/dead ends/lens/pens works is this: David posts prose and William replies with a photo, then William posts a photo and David replies with prose, and back and forth and forth and back it goes until both their minds are spent and the whole of the Interwebs explodes! Okay, that last part is a wee bit of an exaggeration but that's why you keep comin' back here, right? Don't deny it.
Thus far they've posted two conversations and David is now waiting--as are we all--for William's reply--it's been a whole day, so come on already! I must say that Chapter Three's prose reads like an argument between Hemingway and Faulkner, with Will getting impatient with Papa's short, sharp shock style and just taking over, churning out words with absolutely no punctuation and a gigantic sigh of relief. Strangely gemütlich, really.