Thursday, February 10, 2011

10,000 Photos!

If one picture is worth a thousand words, then what have you said after taking 10,000?  Below is my actual 10,000th Photo with my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P41 (4.1 Mega Pixels).  Yes, this camera is old.  Christmas 2004, to be exact.  I believe in wearing things out until they have not a single breath of life remaining.  Case in point?  My ipod color, circa fall 2005 - pre iPod video.  Back to the point, it serves me well.  This past week, I took with my little Sony, this my 10,000th photo:

I was at Berkeley's Koch Printers where they were preparing for their bienniel Codex Foundation book fair, a sort of fashion week for couture printing.  They celebrate the art of the book itself, a sort of anti-Kindle type affair.  One of their most recent projects was this, The Lost Journals of Sacajewea:

The bullet shells along the binding were fired by Peter Koch himself:

While the cover was from custom-made paper produced in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and meant to resemble buffalo-skin.  It is this sort of work that was displayed at the Codex Foundation Fair. 

I just find it fascinating that in this age of iPad's and online books, there are uprisings of folk not only preserving the book but the art of the manufacturing of books.  It makes my tech-challenged heart swell.

P.S.  Swing by for fashion gone minimalist in a fantastically dramatic way.  It's a beautiful site.  Thanks, The Divinitus, for saying hi.

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