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What We Keep by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, A Reflection

“What makes these objects so evocative for us is that they hold the memories of people, of relationships, of places and moments and milestones that speak to our own identity.” … Continue reading What We Keep by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, A Reflection

Photo Focus: The Effectiveness of Blur in Toy Photography

I recently picked up ‘Why It Does Not Have to be in Focus: Modern Photography Explained” by Jackie Higgens, on recommendation from a toy photo friend. Within it’s pages, Higgins … Continue reading Photo Focus: The Effectiveness of Blur in Toy Photography

The Miniaturist

A Belated Review of The Miniaturist (and a brief history)

I read the novel around November of last year and finally watched the series in full today. This is a review of the series, but I will inevitably be comparing it to the novel throughout.

We begin in Amsterdam in 1686. A young woman, Petronella, has reluctantly agreed to an arranged marriage to a wealthy man in order to have her family’s debts paid off. When Petronella arrives at her new home, we meet the strict mistress of the house, Nella’s now sister in law, the unmarried Marin, and later in the evening, Nella’s aloof and often absent new husband, Johannes, joins the scene.

Why Miniatures? Part 2 – The Poetics of Space

“But the causality of smallness stirs all our senses…” Why Miniatures part 1, can be viewed as an image based blog post here, or a text based website page here. Why … Continue reading Why Miniatures? Part 2 – The Poetics of Space