Keegan Crose

Mostly nocturnal with the occasional bright idea.

Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount

"I started the Ideal Bookshelf project in 2007. I paint portraits of people through the spines of their favorite books: the ones that changed your life, that defined who you are, that you read again and again."

This is a project I absolutely adore. It combines my love of books with my love of painting and really, can it get any better than that?

I think in terms of this project,  Ideal Bookshelf is probably the best example of what I want to achieve. By seeing a snapshot of the books people love, we start to guess at who they might be. With my project, I want viewers to catch a glimpse of someone and wonder about the person behind the things photographed, just like I wonder about the people behind these collections of favorite books.


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    I am fucking ADORING this book. It’s introducing me to all the classics and giving me interest in them. Now I’m like...
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