An actual picture of me in school
The Last Book | Reinier Gerritsen
A book about books. Their covers and people who read them. During my photographic survey in the subways of Beijing, Paris, London and New York, I found that in the past five years, the number of printed books has steadily dwindled while the number of e-books and tablets doubled each year. Continuing this projection to the coming years, I predict that I can photograph the last book in the spring of 2016.
— Reinier Gerritsen
The world — and the word — is in the process of becoming less and less dependent on paper. Our habits of reading, especially as they occur in the public space, are shifting each day. Photographer Reiner Gerritsen focuses on books and their readers in public buses and subways as a measure of this rapid change.
"The Last Book" is a pretty doom-and-gloom title, but if you read the artist’s statement, it’s not that books are going away — paper’s just getting replaced with e-readers, at least on public transportation.
Which isn’t a bad thing for readers — but certainly a loss for those of us who like to spy on other people’s reading choices…
quantos leitores :3
“The Child Who Was Never Born”
sculptor: Martin Hudáčeka
I saw this when I was walking home, and it just made me sad.
This hits hard.