Rare books

“Variety is life; uniformity is death” – Pyotr Kropotkin As a collector of rare books one must have a lucky day every now and then. Recently I stumbled in a Bric-à-brac shop in Hermanus (not the famous ‘first edition bookshop’ that also has some charming junk and kitsch figurines between the books) on a collection …

Living Apart Together

A few days ago I published my first online book review for the blog of bookshop Hemingways of Hermanus (a literary ‘attraction’ in Hermanus, South Africa). You will see it below the photo gallery. The same review on the FB-page Read any good books lately experienced an overwhelming number of responses. Although this blog is first and …

YELLOW

This Weekly Photo Challenge is YELLOW There is yellow everywhere and in virtually every colour, even if you don’t see it, there is at least a hint of yellow. So where to start? Let’s create a gallery. Even if you don’t see yellow in an image it’s still there …. Yellow is all over; in …

Gone but not forgotten ….

Another Weekly Photo Challenge with a wide interpretation. Jan Christiaan Smuts statue in the Company Gardens in central Cape Town reminds me to one of the greatest South Africans of all times (his funeral attracted more people than that of Nelson Mandela and if his party would have gained a majority with the elections of …

In the bookshop

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it”. – Edward Steichen Portrait of Noel Hunt of bookshop Hemingways of Hermanus with his collection of (collectable) Marilyn Monroe books

Book related quotes

The first of visualised book related quotes in co-junction with ‘South Africa’s most unusual and quirky bookshop‘ which is NOT in Cape Town, Durban or J’burg BUT in Hermanus …

Portrait of Beth

Beth Hunt is together with her husband Noel owner of the ‘most unusual and quirky bookshop in South Africa’ named after a classic American writer: Ernest Hemingway. Hemingways of Hermanus is a shop where literature minded people from around the globe like to browse. Beth never realised that she is an excellent model but don’t …

The South African whose funeral attracted more Afro-Africans than that of Nelson Mandela

From history people can learn that history is always repeating itself. Unfortunately history is not high on the list of subjects in education so people forget or are unaware of the existence of certain events. I’m not a South African but Dutch living in South Africa and, while not pretending to know it all, I …

Soul Food

One of the posters I made for Hemingway’s in Hermanus, South Africa; a bookshop with a rare collection of books and decorated with bric-and-brac.

In the book shop

‘Hemingways’ in Hermanus (South Africa) is a real collectors bookshop named after the American writer Ernest Hemingway. I just got the assignment from owners Beth and Noel Hunt to make a photographic document of this unique shop. Once you enter you go back in time. Not only the old books but also the ‘bric and …