Second Hand Book Sale

Last weekend as I was walking along the waterfront I noticed that the rowing club was having a book sale and it started in a couple of minutes… Now I love books so I thought this would be a good opportunity to see if they had anything I wanted as well as get some shots of people looking at books.

If you have ever been to a second-hand book sale right as it starts you know what a chaotic place it is as everyone tries to scan through the books before anyone else to get the best books. This pretty much meant that after the first minute of looking for books I was pretty much invisible when I started taking images as everyone there was focused on the books… Invisible is Awesome!

It was upstairs and the sun was still pretty low in the sky so it made for great lighting.

I didn’t end up getting any books but the images were great 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


7 responses

  1. My name is Carol Davis and I’m a fellow blogger and photography intern for the Vasa Transmedia Project. The Vasa Project’s vision is to bring photographers and other visual artists together to share work, ideas, exhibition information, essays on photography and new media in a dynamic and interactive online environment called Vasa Transmedia. We want to invite you to contribute essays, personal work, reviews, etc. to the Vasa blog and essentially become a part of the Vasa Transmedia community. If you are interested we would appreciate you linking your blog to the Transmedia blog and we ask that you add us to your blog roll as well. Essentially our goal is to bring photographers, writers and visual artists under one umbrella. We would also like you to consider doing a gallery talk about your work sometime in the future.You can check Transmedia Blog out at the link below. You can post a request to the blog to be a contributor and we will get back to you with submission details.

    “Transmedia is a global networking project publishing the work of artists, theorists, critics and others on an international scale transcending traditional media categories. At a time when global networked communications are breaking down traditional concepts of space and time and moving beyond traditional forms of publication and networking, Transmedia, VASA’s Blogging Project, connects people to events and people to people. The Transmedia, blog will cover photography, video, sound, digital art and theory. Transmedia will focus on artists, writers and theorists from north, south, central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.”

    14/07/2011 at 07:00

  2. Amanda

    I like the first photo best. Nail biting stuff buying books!

    14/07/2011 at 19:34

    • Yup… Gotta watch out for that initial stampede… Very Dangerous 🙂

      15/07/2011 at 13:48

  3. Saturday Harrasser

    All of em corkers (excellent) mate… you captured the mood perfect, real good contrast too.

    04/08/2011 at 09:16

    • Cheers 🙂 Its not often you find a book sale with good light 🙂

      07/08/2011 at 09:01

  4. Saturday Harrasser

    Davis c:

    2 questions:

    i) Whats the copyright situation with work submitted and included?
    ii) Whats the percentage you take if your ‘clients’ request material held by yourselves?

    04/08/2011 at 09:20

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