The Glowworm

An instagram account (@chrislanier) with a linked tumblr, this began as a visual experiment in the daily documentation of images that arrested my eye. It has become, among other things, a catalog of visual echoes (images that remind me of other images), an askance look at the peculiar visual culture of children (from the point of view of a parent), and an index of the borderlines between natural and constructed spaces. It has also become a re-framing of my memory, shifting it from a sequence of events to incidents of light.


Started in 2012, there was a hiatus in 2013, then a return in 2014. When I resumed in 2014, I began adding mostly quixotic hashtags, enjoying the way hashtags function as sub-Joycean portmanteaus. The tumblr can be viewed at