Things Found In Books

PhotographerDenis O'Shea
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryDublin, Ireland
Photo Date2013
Entry Description

These photographs are part of a current series entitled 'Things Found In Books', part of an overall series examing loss and how lost things take on a life of their own, independently of their original owners. The series features things left in books by previous readers. The items were placed there perhaps as bookmarks or for safe keeping. There is sometimes a synergy between these items and the surrounding pages. Also, do we make inferences about the original owners based on the subject of the books and the items? Further information about the books adds another dimension to this speculation.