2.10.16

Time Out Sunday


Make-believe relationships are the best!* For starters, you don't really have to leave the comfort of your own home to live them. Part of my family totally resides in Stars Hollow. (Even went to Yale 'cos you know... Rory's school!) Parasocial relationships (read more here) totally have their time and place. We've all had some (be honest now).


However, I do wonder is the same dynamics works with geographical locations. Am I having a parasocial relationship with the U.S.? Or is it the result of all the Hollywood films and inspiring photographers? And all the dead American writers? Not to mention the musicians.

Have I fallen a victim of clever immaculately plotted brainwash and world domination plan? ...

So be it.


Have been surfing on that American wavelength the past week as stumbled upon three great photo books at great price (Roadside America, New Deal Photography, Edward Weston). I just really hope that books on paper will stand the test of time, because time with a "real" book (words, pictures, dust bunnies, dead moths, funny smells, ...) is so cosy and totally helps creating those parasocial relationships (har-har).


For the love of paper I have also joined a photo club - to develop my own negatives, make my own photos. All real and tangible. (Shhh, don't let my digital camera hear this. He's still my "main man".)

Anyhow, back to those dead American writers... and music:


* Errr... riight?!
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