Words and (No) Pictures

I spent the morning re-reading Klaus Stiegsson’s Things I Never Photographed: an elegant and imaginative collection of stories about visually stimulating subjects, brought to life by words alone. ‘Anyone can photograph a sunset,’ writes Stiegsson, ‘but it takes words to really bring something alive’. In our visually saturated world, we would do well to pay heed to Stiegsson’s philosophy.

I am nonetheless reminded of a quotation by Hilda Kraginder: ‘The only thing more pertinent than well chosen words is the absence of any words at all’. Things I Would Like to Say Nothing About was published earlier today by Absent Books. Free copies are available everywhere.

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