Bric à Brac in THE Book Shop

Some photo’s I made at Hemingway’s in Hermanus. You might ask yourself if this is a book shop or a museum? It’s described as one of the ‘must visit spots’ in the new Louis Vuitton City Guide of Cape Town. Funny enough Hermanus is NOT in Cape Town but 120 odd kilometers East of the Mother City..

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 brac’ are a real inspiration for the photographer’s eye.  Tomorrow I’ll be in the shop for 3-4 days for the real job. After that a few weeks battling behind my Apple …

Why I got this assignment? Social Media works: Beth saw the Youtubes about Stanford and my ‘art’ photography which went online last Sunday and said to Noel: “That’s the guy who can do it” and yesterday morning the deal was made. Both insisted that I document the bookshop the way I see it ….

Herewith a few processed ‘snapshots’ to provide you with an idea. All pictures made (candid camera way) from the chair I was sitting in chatting with Beth…