Ms. Tang, I have an high end arts magazine for the creative personalities of our time, you can google Aleim Magazine (tried to include link but it won't process). I am trying to get an interview with my favorite writer, Orhan Pamuk. Do you know how I can get in contact with him? Perhaps you can even shoot his portrait. Thank you, Aleim Johnson
I really like what you’re doing with Aleim Magazine! Unfortunately I don’t know how to get in contact with Mr. Pamuk… I think you probably need to go through the Wylie Agency (which represents him). Good luck!
1) I think your photographs are beautiful. 2) What is your favorite book cover and why? (Since you are a photographer and reader, I wonder how that may affect your choice)
1) Thank you! 2) I’ve always had a thing for the typography based G.P. Putnam’s Nabokov covers from the 60s and the McGraw-Hill Nabokov covers from the 60s/70s.
Hello! Thanks for the follow. I followed you back. :) I LOVE your photos. They're so awesome!!! I also take photos of my books but not the way you do yours. Your photos ooze with design, technique, and creativity. You're awesome!!! :)
Thank you so much!
thoughts on proust? i want to start reading his work. what book would you start of his? any recommendations for reading his work?
I read Swann’s Way first and fell in love with Proust, but not immediately. I think it happened about a third of the way in. With Proust you have to start slowly, paying close attention, which can be hard because he’s kind of long-winded, and give that intense lyricism some time to equilibriate. All his novels are like that. It’s like playing with a wind-up toy. It takes a lot of effort to wind - at first. Then before you know it, it takes off on its own.
what are your favorite chekhov books/stories? how would you recommend approaching chekhov?
I adore Chekhov. In particular, his effortless, invisible mastery of the short story. I recommend approaching him via that route. Notice how smooth his writing is, like he was born hardwired with the mechanics of what writers call “form” and never had to learn it by fumbling along like the rest of us. My favorite: “Lady with the Little Dog”. Start there.
with all the books you read, have you ever thought of becoming a writer?
Absolutely… some day.
How does one purchase any of your photos
I’m opening an online store for my prints - I’ve been saying this for a while, but it’s really in the works now - and will make an announcement as soon as that happens! In the meantime you can email me directly at juliette [at] juliettetang [dot] com and let me know the photo and size you’re interested in and I will send you an estimate. Thanks for the message!
omg i found your blog from a post on facebook by the william shakespeare page, and they posted about the shakespeare game ahhhh im so glad i was able to find out about it because of your post so thank youu!! i also browsed around here and you have a great blog! not many good blogs around who are really into books/reading. And i was impressed to a see a pic with a virginia woolf book and cs lewis' mere christianity; obscure books you dont hear about much. thanks again and take care!
Thanks so much for the kind words! I had no idea that the page of William Shakespeare shared one of my book photos until I saw your message, so thank you for that too. Gotta love technology. (If you’re interested, my photography page is on Facebook as well.) Take care!