Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thoughts on: A Year of Mornings





This book spent a good week or two on my cart while I was debating with myself wether I should get it or not. I finally make the decision that I should definitely buy it, I mean it was pretty cheap (yay to secondhand books!). I've been trying to find a good book or magazine that will inspire me and my photography for quite a while now. Sure there are plenty of them on the internet, but I prefer flipping through images than looking at them on my computer which I'll forget and delete sooner or later.

Thoughts on the book...
It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be (6"x8") but it is filled with beautiful photographs that was taken by two friends who lived 3191 miles apart (you can read more about them on their website). The concept of this book is brilliant: taking a picture every day before noon. The photographs are gorgeous, so many new ideas popped into my mind while I was studying the pictures, new angles, composition, colors, textures, everything. The layout is pretty interesting, it's nothing like anything I've seen before; a lot of negative space (which I don't mind) but some of the pictures are just too small. But overall, I'm glad I bought the book. 

I find it so inspiring, a picture every morning of a whole year, that can't be easy! Who knows, maybe I'll give it a go (and probably fail, haha). If you're getting one of these, I'd say get a used book or just see the newer ones the site.

Do you have any recommendations on what book I should get next time?

-Sophia

29 comments:

  1. Victoria NightingaleFebruary 18, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    This looks like it would be a lovely source of inspiration - I love books like these!


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  2. looks gorgeous! x

    http://www.catchingdreamsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Morning routines/snapshots are my favourite thing and someone's created a coffee table book of them! I die.

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  4. Sophia, your photography skills are just wow. happy to have found your blog, really two thumbs up!


    love always,
    fashionventures.blogspot.jp

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  5. It looks like a very beautiful and inspiring book.
    Much love, Sjoukje
    www.lemontierres.com

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  6. This looks like such a sweet and inspiring book, I've love flicking through books and this one looks so nice :)

    Karis,
    karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This book looks amazing <3 loved the pictures!!

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  8. Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it!
    It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  9. I am definitely going to have to read this!! Love your photos!

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  10. what a cool idea! definitely sounds like it could lend some inspiration :)


    xx danielle // shadesofdanielle.blogspot.com

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  11. seems like a great book for someone in a photography rut (i.e. myself every now and then). i never though about buying a book purely for the purpose of inspiration because i'm such a big pinterest person, but you're right, anything on the web can easily get lost in limbo.

    le jolie

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  12. What a wonderful little book! I would really like to see more of the photographs, I might need to buy this. You have a great blog, I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin. Checkout my blog and if you like it follow me too! Let's keep in touch! <3

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  13. Aren't they the greatest thing, the book is beautiful! x

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  14. Thank you so much, Ena! Glad you enjoy it x

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  15. It's an amazing source for inspiration! x

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  16. Yeah, I hate looking through a bunch of folders on my computer! x

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  17. It's very inspiring, definitely give it a little look when you can! x

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  18. Thank you! The book is amazing, I really enjoyed looking through them! x

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  19. I really enjoy looking at other peoples photography such a great way to gain inspiration and to explore new styles too! :) x


    lissyhayes.co.uk

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  20. always could use a good book recommendation :) and really loving the way you took these photos!

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