The Day My Grandmother Exploded, by Kyle Cassidy

[via Kyle Cassidy’s Livejournal ]

Two weeks ago I got this crazy idea in my head to find a ten year old 1.3 megapixel Leica Digilux and make a series of images with it based on lines people sent me from novels. Well, it’s done. It’s a 24 page booklet called The Day My Grandmother Exploded, a quote from Iain Banks “The Crow Road” suggested by Craig Zeni.

Three hundred people emailed quotes, I picked the first twenty. (Ed: Note – Me! Me! Me! I was one of the 20!)

Some of the images were obvious and popped right into my head, others sat around for a while and took more thought. Sometimes I’d repeat a few words over and over, close my eyes and try and see what materialized. It was a nifty adventure.

Intern Monkey [info]addieplum is mailing books out. I’d initially decided not to make more books than contributors but there was a very small over-run due to the fact that I have difficulty counting to twenty, so if you want one they’re $21.50, email me to check availability, first come, first served.

But, in other news, you can buy selected prints from the series here. They’re 4×6, suitable for your tiny apartment, bathroom wall, or fridge (not because I’m clever, but because that’s as big as 1.3 megapixels really wants to print.)

Really? I can get a print for $8.04??!!. Yes you can.

Don’t forget to be awesome today. Write a poem or take a photo or pet a dog.

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