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Degrees of Separation 

Our world might not be as big as it seems. Sure, when I find myself trekking through a tundra in northern Russia, it feels as if I might as well be on a voyage through the jungle of the cosmos. The vast openness seems as endless as the immensity of our known universe, but these moments are few and far between. The days I am back in urban territories, stomping my feet amongst the local population, I have come to realize just how small this planet is.

Ever notice that there are certain people that you continually run into? You might live in one of the most densely populated areas in the world, but you frequently cross paths with a stranger with a familiar face. At these moments, the world seems to shrink in front of your eyes and the random occurrences throughout the day start to feel less random.

Sara Byrne and Dylan Howell have made a living on making the planet seem smaller. Their working of the lens exhibits the natural beauty of the random synchronicity of everyday life. I might not know the subjects in their shots, but the faces provide the eerily familiar feelings that are brought forth by the people I unwillingly stalk due to the invisible hand of fate.


Put things in perspective


Sara Byrne and Dylan Howell | Boise, ID

If you look closely in the window of a cottage on the ride, It's a Small World, you will find a picture of both Ms. Byrne and Mr. Howell. 

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