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Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

‘The moral sense in mortals is the duty We have to pay on mortal sense of beauty.’ Lolita cost me 99p around 10 years ago.  I always consider it to be one of my favourite books, if not my ultimate … Continue reading

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‘There Was A Whisper’ Rianne Haspels by Mick de Lint

from ‘Fashion Gone Rogue’

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Elliott Erwitt

“It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity … Continue reading

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Hollywood – Charles Bukowski

It took me a while to get round to reading Hollywood by Bukowski.  I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, I enjoyed ‘Last Night Of The Earth’ poems much less than the other poetry books – more soft, unexciting, lacking … Continue reading

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The Losers’ Club – Richard Perez

“I had other plans.  Huge ambitions: being a complete masochist.  I wanted a life full of perpetual failure and disappointment – so I chose the ‘art life!’” La vida es una miseria (Life is a misery) This book is about … Continue reading

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Tulsa – Larry Clark

“I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1943.  When I was sixteen I started shooting amphetamine.  I shot with my friends everyday for three years and then left town but I’ve gone back through the years.  Once the needle goes … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark – American Odyssey

An image that embodies a favourite theme of hers: children acting like adults. ‘Sometimes pictures happen as you’re leaving a shoot,’ Mark says. She had been photographing a family for a story on violent children and was about to leave … Continue reading

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