Photographed By Ellinor Forje
I was something of a fibbler when I said that I was going to read more this year. I haven't. In my defense, I did try, but recently, and I don't know from whence it came, I seem to have developed the attention span of a five-year-old. I'm being generous with the numbers, I really have the attention span of a two-year-old these days.
So needless to say, The Sartorialist's "Closer" was right up my alley when it came out a couple of weeks ago. I got it by post on Monday and it's been my guilty pleasure ever since. The book is full of beautiful images, limited text, but the photos are in and of themselves worth more than a thousand words: Although I'm hoping that Schumans' s next book will be coffee table sized. I need bigger pictures for the ultimate indulgence, and also to be able to enjoy the publication easier in the company of others.
Having said that, I also think some of the images should be available for purchase. I already have visions of tearing some of the pages out from "Closer" to create the perfect collage. But then I'd be left without a book to fulfill the resolution I made in the beginning of the year. And at that point exactly, what would I be reading ?