5 things worth sharing
Reflecting on a lifelong journey in photography, a diary in alphabetical order and more...
the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of organizing and re-adjusting daily life and some much needed downtime, mostly on playgrounds in our new neighborhood. I’ve been reading and writing a lot, but before this newsletter returns to it’s intended form, here’s a list of 5 things that I thought were worth sharing this week:
Stephen Shore - Modern Instances: The Craft of Photography
An experimental and exceptionally well designed book by one of the masters of photography, Stephen Shore. An eclectic scrapbook of a life’s work, filled with personal essays and a lifetime of learning across the arts. It looks really good on your shelf too and the paper feels great. Read more about the book here.
Photographers in Focus - Stephen Shore
In addition to Modern Instances, i particularly enjoyed this short documentary on the work of Stephen Shore on Nowness.
Sheila Heti - A diary in alphabetical order
“A little more than 10 years ago, I began looking back at the diaries I had kept over the previous decade. I wondered if I’d changed. So I loaded all 500,000 words of my journals into Excel to order the sentences alphabetically.” Sheila Heti’s diary in alphabetical order, with photographs by Yael Malka.
New York based Australian photographer Adam Ferguson’s newsletter on Substack was one of my first and main discoveries on this ever growing platform, and I’ve enjoyed every installment of his newsletter ever since.
Four Thousand Weeks - Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
”Four thousand weeks. If you live until you’re 80, that’s roughly how many weeks you’ll get — a sum that is, as Oliver Burkeman puts it, “absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short.
And that’s if you make it to 80. But regardless of how many years you, I, or anyone else has left on this earth, we all have a problem: our relationship with that time is, to put it gently, fraught.”
The book is an entertaining and funny reflection on how we understand our time and how this understanding affects our life. A reflective book without all the smug formulas of modern age so-called self help gurus. Get it here.
I really hope you enjoyed this list as much as I did discovering all the different pieces.
See y’all in a bit,