I’m almost at the end of my book and can’t wait to see who the murderer is, but at the same time I don’t want it to end as I’ve enjoyed it so much. No worries though as I can move onto to finding another great book once I get to the end. During the last year in between working, family and photography I have recaptured my love of literature. I feel that having a book to read is an everyday necessity because literature inspires, educates, provides escapism and makes us question issues and keeps the mind active.
I usually buy books from charity shops, or do research and then see if I can order them online from our local library which is brilliant. We should support our libraries as they serve an important role in keeping literature accessible to all. Kindle or book? For me it has to be the book as you can enjoy turning the pages and looking back every so often to see how much you have read, or have left to read which gives you a clue of where you are up to with the plot.
So as I finished two books this week, literature was my inspiration for my photography, but aiming to show them in a creative manner looking at textures, shapes and the development of my ideas. I want to continue experimenting with this theme and will feature it in future posts if my ideas are successful I hope you like them.
This is where I started
I then decided to experiment just using one book
I continued folding the pages
This is the last stage….for now, as I have other ideas which I want to experiment with.
Some of my favourite reads so far from the year
The Accordionist – Fred Vargas
These Dividing Walls – Fran Cooper
I See You – Clare Mackintosh
The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Cycled From India To Europe For Love – Per J Anderson
The Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan
Ripley Under Ground – Patricia Highsmith
Also I watched a beautiful documentary called ‘Faces and Places’ which is about the ninety year old French film director Agnes Varda (Whose sight is deteriorating) and JR a thirty five year old Street Artist. They travel around France taking photographs of people from different groups and communities. This sounds very average but they use a large format camera, which has been installed in their van and then print and paste these large images on to appropriate buildings and landmarks. (Check it out on Netflix )
Have a good week and keep on reading.
Postscript: Since I started writing this post I sadly discovered that Agnes Varda died the other day.