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I love how my friends give me birthday presents six months after my birthday. Not that I am complaining, for I had received the gift in July, it wouldn't have been this book, since I think it hit shops in something like August?
The sense of classicism in his photos is why his blog is still one of my favourites, out of all the quality street style blogs out there. He makes his subjects look cinematic and I love that sense of romance when it comes to photography. Which is a wee bit ironic when he's supposed to capturing real style on the streets, as opposed to magazines, but personally, I've always loved things that elevate the ordinary, simply by drawing attention to them (in books, in film etc).
Thumbing through the book is a surprisingly statisfying experience, even though I've seen quite a few of the photos before and some of my favourites aren't in there. I notice things I don't usually notice looking through a blog. Much like how I feel looking through a magazine rather than scans of them.
It's a much appreciated gift (I do love books as gifts, always) and I look forward to looking through it five years from now -- how will they inspire me then?