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On The Bookshelf: Window Seat by Jennilee Marigomen

Written by Jessica Comingore

I’ve always considered great photographers to have an incredible ability to turn the mundane into something extraordinary; to take notice of what so many others overlook (case in point: William Eggleston‘s roadside musings). In our present digital age, that ability seems to come along less frequently, though Vancouver based fine-art photographer Jennilee Marigomen has managed to be an exception. Through her growing body of work, both personal and client led, she forces the viewer stop and consider the art that exists naturally, all around us.

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Following her first book, Second Nature, published in 2011, Jennilee brings us Window Seat, a collection of pastel tinged images captured around sleepy beach towns in Mexico. Flipping through its pages feels almost meditative, transporting you to a series of quiet moments that would otherwise be left uncaptured. The juxtaposition of man-made objects against their natural surroundings exemplify Jennilee’s photographic style as an observer rather than a participant, removing herself from the diagloue and letting the subtleties of our surroundings speak.

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Get your hands on a copy of Window Seat (an edition of 500) here.

*If you’re anything like me, you have an endless stack of books on every surface in your house, and no idea where to start. In hopes of guiding you to some wonderful reads, I’ll be popping in to highlight some of my new and old favorites — from design books, to cookbooks, to novels, to short stories — as part of a feature called On The Bookshelf. So stay tuned!

Credits: Jennilee Marigomen

Comments (4)

  • Anna

    i think i’m going to really enjoy this column 🙂 thanks for your recommendation on Jennilee Marigomen, i had never heard about her before!

    • Jessica

      My pleasure, Anna! So glad you enjoyed. Looking forward to sharing more ahead. Thanks for popping by. 🙂

  • Erin

    Love this new column! Excited to see your picks — if you ever want to visit The Last Bookstore and browse for new books to feature, count me in. 🙂

    • Jessica

      Thanks, E! And yes yes — I haven’t been in ages. That would be super fun.

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