Things started to get alittle hairy in June of 2020. I was in transit during this time and attempting to put the final edits on the Chicago 1893 documentary film as well. Despite refining the process into shape, it was becoming increasingly difficult to manage my time and turn these out daily. You’ll notice that the last week or so of posts were actually made in July of 2020.

I abandoned the project for nearly one year at this point and wouldn’t return to creating the images until May of 2021.

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I don’t live in a vacuum, ya know? I hear stuff, I see things. So the project began shifting gears. The posts’ editorial components increased and the images grew more implicative. The space between the overt statements became equally fertile territory to thread subplots.

This didn’t change where things were headed but the arc the daily thread was on had a slightly different trajectory. You sure can say a lot by saying nothing at all.

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In April of 2020 I was in the rough as the medical coding incident began to sweep over the psyche of our social landscape. The news and speculation was getting to be to much, creating a historical fact each day was a nice respite from the news cycle of the present day. However, you can’t assume the past news on any given day in the past was playing a brighter note.

By the month of April I really felt like the imagery collage process had been formalized. I had more or less figured out how to crop images to get everything I wanted in the final output while accounting for the words that would be placed over the images. The project was hitting it’s stride despite the facts that were emerging in the present day.

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As March began, I felt like the thread was really hitting a stride. Of course, in March of 2020 the world began grinding to a halt. One thing was certain though, the thematic intentions of the thread had crystalized. It would focus primarily on US history and business along with culture and technology. Obviously, there are many tertiary interests that exist adjacent to these so it isn’t exclusive — particularly on dates that had limited options for facts and imagery.

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