Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the PastTalking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: It Books; Original edition
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
ISBN-10: 0062099493
ISBN-13: 9780062099495
Paperback: 384 Pages
With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.