In this virtual world where image consumption on the screen is the norm and many web-based platforms offer our eye the luxury to look at the work of talented photographers, coming across the printed picture is an experience that still goes unmatched. The materiality of paper, the pleasure to caress it back and forth and the ability to examine pictures against the light will always make the photo-book the true companion of any photography lover.
Photographers of repute have always preferred to present their body of work in neatly packaged layouts so that their photographs create the best impact on the viewer. One such beautifully presented photo book with a literary twist is the Dream Keeper: A Poetography Ensemble. Quite unusually, this is a book which has two authors with separate creative inputs, one is the photographer and the other is a poet, hence the title uses the unusual word ‘poetography’. Bindiya and Komal are sisters who carry their sibling cord together in a creative endeavour and offer us a body of images and verse that synchronize to a large extent in thought and visual expression.