The Art of Darkness

October Leaves

October 6th, 2010 by Cobwebs

October LeavesScience fiction author Michael Swanwick wrote a short story last fall, one word at a time, on autumn leaves.

I photographed the leaves where I found them — in parks and cemeteries and city streets — and then left them where they lay, possibly to be found by puzzled passers-by. To indicate paragraph breaks, I used photos of gravestones from historic Laurel Hill Cemetery.

The story is available for free in a Flickr set, but if you want a physical copy you can purchase one at Blurb.

This technique could be used for other things, too; I love the idea of a party invitation or other message being conveyed through photographs of leaves.

(via BoingBoing)

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