I do like to support local businesess when I can. However at Barter Books in Alnwick this morning I spotted a second hand book about the photographer Brassai priced at £32. I saw the same book at 81p on Abe books with £2.60 postage, this seller cannot be making any money.
Any road here is a selection of photographs inspired by the experience.
I bought a Kindle Paperwhite because I thought that the bright screen of my iPad might be hindering falling asleep. In practice there is little difference in screen brightness when reading in the dark. The page refresh thing that Kindle does is really irritating and the page size annoyingly small. The refresh means that as you change page the screen goes black before you get the next page….every fucking time, I find this very distracting.
The Kindle is also limited in its connectivity, no browser, just Wikipedia and one dictionary. Using an iPad or Android phone (Huawei p20 pro) the world is your lobster. I like being able to look up references on Google instantly. Just hold your finger on what you want to research and you are away. Murakami for example has loads of references to classical music and jazz which I can listen to in a beat.
I still read paper of course I have received 2 books this week.
Here are some pictures that I have taken over the years involving the written word. I find that too much explanation spoils what I am looking for in my work. I like people to enjoy interpreting what I do, most of it is capricious. Yet I feel there always an echo there of something else.
Please let me know what you think of this blog, the art or the ramblings about Kindle. Click the pics to big ’em or slide ’em.