Have you ever held a book and the moment you flip its pages you were immediately taken to a different place and time? Well, that was what exactly happened the moment I held this book. I cannot deny the fact that it is a photography book and yes, that is what photography books do to you but what is unique about it is that each and every photo evokes different emotions from you as a reader. It even made the hair on my arm stand on end. That, my friend is a characteristic of a good book and Follow Me To is one very good book.
Follow Me To is by Russian photographer Murad Osman. It is a collection of photos of him with his girlfriend grabbing him by the hand and being led around the world with famous tourist landmarks as backdrop. He gained massive following on Instagram where it all started serendipitously when he posted the first ever photo of his girlfriend leading him along the streets of Barcelona. Instagrammers immediately fell in love with the lovely whimsical photos that were subsequently taken all over the world. What made it even lovelier was when he eventually followed her down the aisle.
The beauty of the backdrop is coupled with the beautiful costumes that the subject wears and resonates with the theme of the whole image.
If you are like me who likes visual stimulation, then this book is definitely for you. It is a feast to the eyes. What’s more is that it looks very good on my coffee table.
What’s your favourite coffee table book?