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Inspiration: KayLynn Deveney’s The Day to Day Life of Albert Hastings

From the book “The Day to Day Life of Albert Hastings”
Copyright belongs to KayLynn Deveney

I was very happy to learn that KayLynn Deveney’s book, The Day to Day Life of Albert Hastings was nominated for the Photography Book category at the first ever New York Photo Awards. I noticed it at the Princeton Architectural Press website last year. KayLynn’s work is refreshing and honest. She carries an emotional strength and integrity in her project that I often find absent from today’s contemporary work. I am particularly drawn to quiet pictures and found Mr. Hastings’ everyday rituals fascinating. Their collaboration is story telling in poetic form -- KayLynn with her camera and Mr. Hastings with his handwritten notes, old photographs and drawings. The intimate size of the book gives it reverence. KayLynn's work is simply beautiful and heartwarming.

Here is the publisher's description of the book:

When Albert Hastings was eighty-five years old, photographer KayLynn Deveney moved near his small flat in Wales. KayLynn took notice of the small rituals and routines-gardening, laundry, grocery shopping-that made up Bert's life. A friendship slowly developed as KayLynn began photographing parts of Bert’s day. The two began a simple yet effective method of storytelling—with KayLynn’s images and Bert's handwritten text—that evolved into The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings, a poignant and profound chronicle of living alone, and the small joys that make up our daily lives. Containing seventy-eight annotated photogaphs along with poems written by Bert, his clock drawings, and personal family photographs. The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings gives the reader a glimpse into one man’s life; we can only imagine what stories are left untold.