"Bliss" by Martin Parr, is a book of "Postcards" about (in general terms) the "Bliss" of family / love / couples.
His introduction is so in touch with my own personal project, that I'm going to paraphrase the shitznitz out of it later - when I OCR it...
The images are cheesy, stereotypical, and on a contextual level, almost like cheap East European Porn in many of their "Setups" - One can almost imagine the story.... "Olga was practicing her flugelhorn when a dashing young chap knocked on her door......"
The images themselves are not by Martin Parr, rather he is a collector of this form of Art. His appreciation is similar to mine, and his sense of humour akin to mine too.
I've ordered "Boring Postcards" by him, to further explore...
During a "book binding" class, I discovered a book I fell in love with. It was "The Case of Lady Sannox." By (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle.
Now, it was not particularly the fact it was a non-Sherlock Holmes short story, rather the fact it was "written" in "Moon" - This is a form of writing for the blind. Everyone knows Braille, but Moon was created some 15-16 years after the early versions of Braille, and was introduced to England BEFORE Braile.
The RNIB still produce "Moon" documents, and alphabets, and it is recommended for people who lose their sight in later years, because it is slightly easier to learn.
One of the tutors had discovered the book (In rather poor condition) and we used it as an example. I asked for her permission to take it into the copyroom, as I loved the look and feel of the entire publication. I particularly enjoyed the texture of the publication, and so tried to emphasize this element of it during the session.
I tried a variety of lighting effects, but the one I "think" worked best was a handheld LED light, that I moved around to give the dramatic "Indiana Jones" feel to the images.
Well. Here goes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.