Stuff I’ve Read

Today I want to tell you about two completely different publications. The title is a bit of a lie as one of the books is massive and I am only half way through, but I am loving it.

I got this book in one of my favourite charity shops for £4.99 which is about the price it can be found on eBay and Amazon. Seriously, I am amazed by the price. The book is chockablock of historical photos and information about the goal to summit Everest.

I am not sure where it came from, but I have always been fascinated with stories about climbing. I watch all the documentaries I can find, read books about climbing disasters, and watch any mountain/climbing related movie. It is weird, as I am terrified of heights. I even did a couple of bungy jumps , thinking it might cure me…nope, now I know what it is like to fall. Though when the cord springs you back, wow what a feeling.

This book though, I love due to the photos. The ones I was looking at today were taken 100 years ago. Can you imagine what it took to carry the equipment? Get a good shot? I am in awe of these photographers. They were in pretty much inaccessible, uncharted places, climbing into the death zone…and still they took photos.

What did hit me the most, were the similarities to the photos I took when I visited Tibet. Almost 100 years apart and the people and buildings in my photos had barely changed.

You can find the Everest book quite easily on Amazon and Ebay. You can see more of my photos from Tibet in the zine I created, detailed below.

Travel Reminiscence - Tibet

Travel Reminiscence – Tibet

This is a collection of photos taken during a trip to Tibet in 2004. My camera was a 5mp Canon G5, my first digital camera.

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And now for something completely different…

I bought this beautiful zine a little while ago.

As Evelyne states in her book and on her website..

“Magical World” is an experimental series made on old analog darkroom-paper.
By exposure to natural light or UV lamps, the components used produce a chemical reaction that causes these kinds of magical moments and effects.
Every photo is unique and the turn out of the process will never be the same.

I just love the vibrant colours. The images are like looking into a nebular of imagination. I can’t really tell you much more than this, but I recommend checking out more of her work on her website. I just love her experimental style. I tend to be more of a realistic photographer, so I am drawn to photographers like this.