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Book Lovers : 2020

With the speed of technology, many things in over life-changing in front of our eyes, and even we don't see it. One of these things is the culture of reading the paper book. Before the computer arrives in human civilization the book is one of the most important things in people's life. For example, I have a series of these photos by Tintypes, from the 1860s to 1870s, most of the time we can see the book in the photos as part of the decoration. Even before the discovery of photography, the artist used the book in the painting as well.

 

As a multidisciplinary artist, de documentary photography is one of my favorites tools to show artistic feelings about people's life. In 2019, I desire to have a new experience in photography does not have before and I bought a Hasselblad a medium format film camera and since portrait photography is my favorite subject I was looking for a new project and by accident, I took a photo of a French girl, her name is Josephine and she was riding a book in the sunset under the George-Étienne Cartier Monument in Mount Royal Park in the free festival takes place on Sundays, and the people came to play the drums and thy called Tam Tams Montreal, it was so strange by all noise from all peoples and drums she was deeply in her book. The idea came to me when I noticed that most individuals are still connected to the smart phone. One study showed reading reduces stress by 68 percent, more so than listening to music, having a cup of tea, or taking a walk, but according to the NOP World Culture Score Index, people in the U.S. spend 10 times more time watching TV than reading today.

 

The pleasure of reading a paper book is far from the blue light of television and mesmerizing mobile screens.

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