An image is worth a thousand words - so it is said - but what if an image was carefully placed alongside selected phrases. What added value could that hold?
This is the idea behind a new trilogy of photo books on Spain that look at this country from another perspective. The first book: Shadows and Silhouettes - offered this week as a free download - focuses on the duality of life in Spain. Seen through the lens of a camera and the selected words of different writers, the book shows what it means to live and adapt to life here, whilst retaining a sense of ourselves and our identity.
"As Mediterranean's, you are a people who have not yet been conquered by the pattern of industrial life with it's crushing discipline"
Sample page from Shadows and Silhouettes
The book consists of over 60 pages of beautiful and contrasting images, with spanning double page spreads in both full colour and black and white.
If you live in Spain or have ever considered doing so, then part one of this trilogy: Shadows and Silhouettes will be a fascinating and visually stunning read. Grab your free copy in either epub format (good for tablets, tactile screens etc) or in PDF (laptops and other computers).
"Ever since the discovery of the churros, it has been said that there is not one Spain, but two...."