ON READING

The great Andre Kertesz published a delightful little book called "On Reading" in 1971.  I stumbled upon it years ago in the library and loved it.  Shortly thereafter I received a used copy as a very welcome gift from my wife.  (It has since been reissued in paper cover but my vintage hardback copy is much cooler.)

I am more than a bit of a book and reading fanatic myself so I shamelessly picked up the idea not only as homage to Kertesz but because the pictures were so charming.  As it turned out I already had quite a few photographs of people reading.  They, people who are reading, are easy targets -- once they are absorbed in their book the rest of the world vanishes.

On Readging #61

On Readging #61

Highland Games, Hovander Park, 2011

On Reading #12

On Reading #12

Maples Lounge, Seabeck Washington

On Reading #62

On Reading #62

MV River Harmony, on the Elbe River, Germany

On Reading #54

On Reading #54

Downtown Transit Center, Bellevue

On Reading #36

On Reading #36

Contemplating the Poems of Miklos Zrinyi, Pike Place Market

On Reading #38

On Reading #38

Atrium, Pike Place Market

On Reading #30

On Reading #30

Farmers' Market, Skidmore Fountain, Portland

On Reading #15

On Reading #15

Caitlin, Hailua Hawaii

On Reading #23

On Reading #23

Mai Phim, 1st Avenue, Seattle

On Reading #19

On Reading #19

Bumbershoot, International Fountain, Seattle

On Reading #14

On Reading #14

On the cobblestones, Pike Place Market

On Reading #11

On Reading #11

Watercolors Fresh Daily, Pike Place Market

On Reading #66

On Reading #66

DJ, Beacon Hill, Seattle

 

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