Just received my copy of Genesis, a photo book by Sebastio Salgado. It’s about twice as thick as the price made me think it would be. The reproduction is first-rate (it’s published by Taschen, so that’s not a big surprise).
And the photography is striking, and shows Salgado still expanding the range of what he does (he does amazing landscapes, which isn’t what he’s most famous for).
I hear there’s a limited edition, long sold out, that was much more expensive and even more amazing, but still.
He also gives a great TED talk.
My copy was delivered today from Amazon, but according to their website, it’s not released yet and I can’t enter a review.
With luck, this is our last recycling week on the old system where we separate our recycling into categories. Apart from the fact that it’s a small amount of work, the thing that makes that really annoying is that the tubs they give you can’t hold half the categories you’re supposed to divide your recycling into (in the mandated paper bags).
I’ve managed to get the large majority of the recycling out of the house, and get a photo. This is not the amount we produce every two weeks, we’re not good at getting to it each and every recycling period, so we tend to do a big pile and then miss a few. The point here is that even if it was just one period (which is two weeks), the bags wouldn’t all fit in the bins. And we have three times as many bins as usual—one extra new style because we’re a duplex, and one old style because we haven’t destroyed it yet.
Just for the record, here’s the city’s list of categories we’re supposed to sort into right now: