In G&G, Matthew Epler restages photos taken half a century ago to tell the life-long love story of his grandparents. The text is minimal and consists of bits of memory as told by the grandparents themselves. Used sparingly, these quoted remarks have much more impact than they would if they were lost in a large body of text.
To view the book full-screen, click on the little square next to the Blurb logo. You might have to squint to read the text, but it's worth doing.
- Bring new life to old snapshots by restaging them in the present. Presenting the two together gives the viewer a reason to really look at them.
- A good, pithy quote can tell a lot more than it says. It engages the reader in a way that a thousand words of third-person explanation doesn't.