In a recent post on my new illustration blog Les Voyageuses, I cited by way of inspiration a book called A hauter d'enfents by photographer Olivier Föllmi (do stop by his site...you'll be amazed). I originally discovered the book by way of Charlotte's (VDJ) inspiration blog, but could not find a source for it here in the US.
As it happens, Nath of mimimouse offered to find it for me, in exchange for some decorations she was having a hard time locating for her daughter's birthday. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance, and a couple of days ago a package arrived in the mail.
Q, who celebrated a birthday recently, was thrilled to find a little book included for her as well (here she is all pink-cheeked and sleepy from her nap, opening her gift).
Since autumn and change was in the air, I'd spent the morning dusting our little collection of antique bottles and filling them with fall-colored flowers from the garden.
The book was even more spectacular than I'd expected, and the rich, jewel-tone colors of the photography meshed perfectly with my floral palette. Are these children from Bhutan just stunning?
The book features children from various cultures, from Africa to India, Bhutan to Afghanistan, and the shots are just so rich in emotion, so arresting and inspiring on so many emotional levels.
It isn't a large book, and not a page is wasted. I have thumbed through it from cover to cover so many times since it arrived that it's already a bit foxed.
Pure magic. Thanks to Nath for helping me find this magnificent little treasure, and for making Q smile ;)