This Being Human (book launch).

‘This Being Human’ is a new book of my best photographs and poems, which are deep reflections on the  spiritual mystery of life, written during an introspective two year period.  My photos are shots of a wide variety of unusual and ordinary people and places.  Setting the photos and poems together, I hope to prompt enquiry, intrigue and contemplation for you, the viewer.  In my work and life, I love to see the mystery and beauty in the ordinary.  My photographic style is usually instantaneous; something happens and is already ‘framed’ in front of me – I just take the picture with minimum preparation.  Similarly, with my poems, it’s usually a spontaneous act of writing.  You can see some more of my photographs here.  There are other underlying themes in the book, which I hope you will uncover.

Buy ‘This Being Human’ printed copy here.

This Being Human - Jonathan DruryThe book is a 9″ x 7″ landscape format, 43-page full colour paperback, bound and printed on high quality  gloss paper.  There are previews below and on the sale page.  It’s in a limited first edition of 120 copies only and is available now from here.

I decided to self-publish a very short run using Lulu, a quality online service.  This is simple for me as I don’t have time to deal with administration of mainstream publishing, as I am focussing my work and research on autism.  Having said that, I hope to finish my memoir this year, which I’ve been writing for about eight years.  My books are a culmination of many years work and study and I hope you will buy them and enjoy them.

Just about there
But just out of reach.
A non-state, a no thought
A notion of bliss.

Between strong forked life-boughs
Barn feathers swiftly glide.
Dusk loves his wide eyed
Silent winged wisdom,  all-seeing.

Fleeting, gently teasing
Love birds nod and sing.
Above and between
and other such dualities.

Example pages (click for enlargement):



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