Author Archives: Hans Durrer

About Hans Durrer

Hans Durrer is an author and addiction counsellor based in Switzerland. www.hansdurrer.com/ 12-step-addiction-treatment.blogspot.ch/

Book Review: Jasper Morrison’s The Good Life

The title of this tome, The Good Life, immediately made me think of another work with the same title that I have a special fondness for. It is by Gerald Roscoe and happens to be A Guide to Buddhism for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pamela Littky’s Vacancy

“Perhaps it was the dramatically macabre title – the Gateway to Death Valley – that sparked my curiosity. I found myself wanting to explore these small towns and observe the kind of people who would live in the middle of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nicholas Albrecht’s One No One and One Hundred Thousand

It was the press release that aroused my attention for this tome. It is the second title in Schilt’s new Magical Thinking series: “The Salton Sea in Calfornia is a lonely surreal place, especially when one is a foreigner.  Nicholas Albrecht, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Carl Corey’s “For Love and Money”

“I like keeping things simple,” writes For Love and Money - photographer Carl Corey. “Simple pictures, simple story, simple life.  Simplicity provides clarity of vision.”  I very much warm to this view.  It also brings to mind a quote from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adam Geary’s We Burn

Adam Geary’s We Burn is introduced with these words: “The seemingly and insignificant details of ordinary life are brought into sharp focus … a set of images that helps us to redirect our thoughts and refocus on the way we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Effortless Beauty Photography by Julie DuBose

This is a book I immediately decided to like and that’s to do with the quote by Leonard Cohen that introduces it: “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” This of course does … Continue reading

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Book Review: Timeless Photography of Rowland Scherman

I very much warm to this work although I do think the title misleading for the photographs in this tome capture of course moments in time. In other words, while some of these photographs might undoubtlessly be of timeless quality … Continue reading

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