Your Photos Of The Day: Still Lifes With Books

Jun 15, 2011

These photos come from a set called "Still Life With Book" by Flickr user Juliette Tang. In her words:

To be honest, the pictures began out of nostalgia. I felt like I was in a creative funk and I began taking pictures of books because they signified a more intellectually fertile time in my life. ...

In some pictures, I put myself in the place of a character and arrange the composition as if through their eyes. In other pictures, I try to somehow identify with the author or evoke what I think the author's spirit or intention might be, through my own visual interpretations.

Maybe now it's more vital than ever to take pictures of books. ... While e-readers have their advantages, it'd be a shame to lose the physical sensation of experiencing a traditional book, which is so unique to reading. There's that rustle when you turn the pages, the smell of leather binding, the hollowish thud when you set it on a table. It'd be sad to lose or forget what those sensations are like.

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