Friday, May 11, 2012

Kaylynn Deveney - The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings

I found this little book in the library, " The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings" by Kaylynn Deveney. Kaylynn moved in near Albert into a flat in Wales, she got to know him over time. She's photographed Albert's everyday life, him baking scones, going to the shops, and visiting friends. Albert's then hand-written notes to go with each photo. Some photos don't show him, but just scenes from round his house, and around his garden. 
Kaylynn Deveney, 2007
Kaylynn Deveney, 2007

I think using text with photos in this situation works really well, and you get to know the subject alittle more, as he's the one whose written them. It gives you a better idea of how he sees everything, and of how he goes about his life.
Kaylynn Deveney, 2007
The book also contains old photos of Albert and his wife, whose now passed away. Also hand drawings and poems by Albert, . It really gives you another way to look at him, when you see photographs of him as a younger man, and how he used to be.
I find some of these photos to be quite quirky, but you also get the feeling of loneliness and you see the life of this elderly man living by himself, all alone.

Photographs scanned in from book: The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings, Kaylynn Deveney and Albert Hastings, 2007

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