Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

Find It in Everything: Photographs
by Drew Barrymore [779.1 Bar]

This is a lightweight little photography collection from the actress Drew Barrymore -- mostly images with a few examples of explanatory text. Barrymore has been fascinated by finding images of traditional "hearts" in the world around her -- those that are intentional in advertising, packaging and decorative design, and those those hearts that are quirks of fate -- a cloud formation that turns into a heart, the way a pet cat's mottled colors form a heart when she curls up in sleep, a prismatic reflection of light on a sidewalk, and so much more. There's very little substance to this, but her collection of images will make you stop and think about all the kinds of "heart" images you see throughout the course of an average day. The photographic quality is exactly what you'd expect from an amateur photographer -- occasionally grainy, oddly framed, with strange depths of focus. If it had been anybody but Drew Barrymore, it's unlikely this photography collection would have seen the light of day. But, reading it should be enough to give you a few smiles in your day! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ See Scott's Reviewer Profile ]

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