The Two of Coins- balance and measurement, especially of financial or material resources. An apt card for both Stephanie and me, perhaps- we’re both old enough now to not be that horrible post-college broke, but we’re still young enough that we don’t have a lot of resources built up. With our economy struggling for the past few years, and living surrounded by Bay Area prices, there’s a real sense that the balance could tip at any moment, and so you’d better weigh those coins carefully.
I had wanted to find some larger coins, since, though I love my little Mardi Gras coins dearly, they’re really not of an optimal size to show up in photos. You’d be surprised how hard it is to find big costumey coins! There’s the sort of Mardi Gras coin size, and then super-jumbo-torso-sized, and pretty much nothing in the middle.
I did like using the little postal scale, though- it’s a bit of a literal interpretation of the whole “weighing your resources” idea, perhaps, but I thought it gave that sense of deliberation pretty well. We tried to dress Stephanie a little bit young, but still professional, to lend that sense of someone just starting out in the world.
I’m really pretty pleased with how these turned out- all of the coins were done in a bit of a rush, so I’m happy that these worked out as well as they did. You can see the full Flickr set here, and Stephanie’s take here. Also, remember that all the photos taken are up on our www.blackwidowhoney.com site, along with additional interpretations and commentary.