One more year the San Francisco rt Book Fair happened this last weekend. Oh what a joy!
This is my second year attending. Last year I fall in love with it, this year was just the confirmation that my love is real. If you never been there, well … you are missing out on something big. Traditional books, zines, and any other way you could ever imagine you can make a “book” was present there. Heck, I even saw a book made of glass!
I wanted to take more photos around but I have to choose in between taking photos of everything or just focus my attention in the things that people created. I chose the last one. So much to see, I could spend 24 hours with the entire place for myself and i wouldn’t be done with it! That how much stuff there is to see.
Two things I got out of it. One, I never can live the place without buying something. Two, being surrounded by creative people doing creative things makes you wanna create.
This year I took my friend there, she loves photography, art, and creation; but she never been at the SF Art Book Fair. As soon as she left she texted me back saying that she got “super inspired to make books now”. And that is a very good thing to get. Never take inspiration for granted, because when you are missing it life is so darn boring!
The icing on the cake … I bought a Nobuyoshi Araki limited edition book. Beautiful printing, cover, … everything! And I got from Deadbeat Club a book from Deanna Templeton. She happened to walk into the fair with her husband (also a photographer among many other things) Ed Templeton; so I got the chance to get the book signed.
So if you have never been … Just go! Next year of course. You won’t regret it.
Que les vaya bonito!