The Last Book

Gerritsen_Hundred-Years-of-Solitude

When book lovers travel, or just ride public transportation, we get voyeuristic kicks observing the reading habits of other travelers. Sometimes it even leads to a serendipitous bibliophile meet-up. Dutch photographer Rainer Gerritsen has been capturing these moments for his book “The Last Book” (Aperture) and a current exhibition at the Julie Saul Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

Gerritsen_The-Chariotter

Gerritsen’s images for the project all came from his travels on the New York City subway system. He combines images in Photoshop to create painterly compositions reminiscent of Dutch Golden Age portraits.

Gerritsen_Oracle-Night

Gerritsen_The-Moviegoer

Gerritsen_Gods-Gift-to-Women

Gerritsen_La-Vie-Est-Breve

Gerritsen_The-Professional

Gerritsen_Bluebeard

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