Brendan Dawes
Analogue + Digital

Whilst I Was Sleeping

Using a humble brown paper bag to create surprise and delight

Every week, in the early hours of Sunday morning, a humble brown paper bag is automatically filled with the ten latest photos from my Instagram feed. Waking up I peer into the bag to see what photos the people I'm following have taken whilst I've been asleep.

Like many people I love surprises. Surprises in a digital form are one thing, surprises in a physical form are another. I remember when I was younger taking photos and the following anticipation I felt as I waited to get the prints back to hold in my hands a few days later. This simple project is my attempt to add this layer of surprise and delight back into the often instant nature of digital objects.

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