Shadows and Reflections – A SoFoBoMo 2015 book

September 17, 2015

Shadows and Reflection - SOFOBOBO 2015

I am pleased to share my SoFoBoMo book for 2015. That this is the second year that I am running this incarnation of SoFoBoMo, and that I failed to make a book last year, this year’s book is quite special to me.

The inspiration for this book was in Junichiro Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows (public library).

Here’s the story about this inspiration brought about by grandiose delusions:

I first read about the book in a In Praise of Shadows: Ancient Japanese Aesthetics and Why Every Technology Is a Technology of Thought that I decided that my SoFoBoMo book would be “In Praise of Shadows” themed – and decided to pair photos with quotes from the book – all without even reading the book! Well, getting hold of this book was a challenge in itself. When I finally read the book, I was in despair – there was no way I could photograph to pair with quotes from the book! No way! I didn’t even know where to start photographing.

Luckily, on my second read (and the essay itself is quite delightful, meriting multiple re-reads), this quote by Louis Kahn in the foreword written by Charles Moore inspired me and gave me my theme.

The sun never knew how beautiful it was, until it fell on the wall of a building.

– Louis Kahn

I hope you take a look at the book and tell me what you think.

Book Details

Format: PDF

Size: 52.7MB

_Free Download Link:SoFoBoMo 2015 – Shadows and Reflections (direct link here

_ Camera: Olympus E-P5

Lens: Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4

Shot: in “Monochrome”, processed in Adobe Lightroom using “B&W Look 3” preset or “Blue Hi-Contrast” preset

Book: set and PDF generated using Adobe Lightroom Book Module.

Text: set in Cooper Hewitt

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