Photographers Lauren Field and Molly Walls are Portland natives and old friends. After leaving Oregon behind, they continue their creative correspondence with one another from their respective homes across the country.

In this second installment, they take on the concept of “breaking the frame.” String extends like rays of light from the subject’s fingers and into the camera; a supposedly closed studio backdrop is rudely interrupted by a refrigerator in the corner of the room. These photos call attention to the material process of their production, and the particular time and place in which they were made — we turn to the letters for clues, to discover the residue of concrete details which have been strangely transformed by the camera lens.

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