Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Aesthetic

So recently on my tumblr, I've been posting pictures of my hobby of book aesthetic blogging. Now, I'm not a professional photographer (or even a good one) and I'm mostly using my ipod for a camera (cause I just have that much class and lack a smart phone)

So I've decided to post a bit "behind the scenes" here for your enjoyment

The Scarlet Letter and Jane Eyre

So I recently came into an inheritance of my great-grandmother's collection of books. Most are 'collectible' editions from between 1920s-1950s (most don't have a date on them, but I can guess based on when she was active in a book club and purchased many of these editions) This copy of The Scarlet Letter (the closed book) does have a date written in of 1890 on the inside cover.

Also featured is my grandmother's gloves and lace doily. My teapot and teacup, because I have a rather large collection haha.

The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night

I love my silver teapot. It is very silver and very shiny and I take great pains to make sure it is polished regularly. It is also a major pain. I am always (always) visible in it's reflection. It's like photographing a mirror. This time I attempted to hide myself by draping a purple towel over my body, but I am clearly visible (and I find it so funny that I don't mind pointing it out). Also visible is my lurking dress form silhouetted against the window.

The jewelry box and costume jewelry is also from my grandmother. This is also the same platform as the last picture (my sewing machine table sans sewing machine) but with the edition of fancy fabric (because spoiler I do a lot of sewing)

Sherlock Holmes

I actually own several editions of Sherlock Holmes short stories/novels. This is, again, my great-grandmother's copy. I decided to try out the great outdoors and went photographing on a very cold, rainy day. I quickly discovered that when photographing books in the rain, one requires two umbrellas. I ended the the day very wet, cold, and pleased with my photographs.

Grimm's Fairytales

Hopefully, in the spring with warmer weather and more flowers I can take photos of some more!

The Book Thief

(prairie burning season has started...)

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