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  1. shadowwalker

    shadowwalker Contributing Member Contributor

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    Book of photographs

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by shadowwalker, Dec 4, 2011.

    Decades ago, when I was in high school (1970s), our creative writing teacher handed out a book of photographs. They were from the 1940s though 1950s, and mainly children/teens, no captions other than photographer, location, and date. We used that book for 'inspiration', choosing a different photo each week to write a story about. It was a great resource, because the settings and facial expressions opened up so many ideas.

    Well, now it's been 40-odd years and I still wish I had that book! Next to impossible to find the exact book now, I realize, but I'm hoping someone here has seen a book (or books) which have a similar 'subject matter'. I get a lot of ideas from just people-watching, but it would so nice to have something at home that I could study and think about.
     
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    No, it wasn't that one (mine included a lot of European settings also) but that definitely looks like a book that would work as well. Putting it on my Xmas list! :D
     
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    just browse through the photography section of your local library or bookstore... or do an amazon search... you'll find plenty!
     
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    Yeah, there it's either feast or famine. My local library (no local bookstore) has nothing except how-to books for photography (and very few of those) - and the nearest big library/bookstore is like amazon - tons to search through! But will keep working through them. :)
     

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