The Faux Fauxtography (Teen fiction and photography)
Margot Wood is a lover of YA lit and calls herself the Real Fauxtographer. She has a blog where she takes pictures inspired by her favorite YA fiction. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should because she does some amazing photography. If you are fan of this blog you know that a lot of my teen programming ideas involve having teens create their own teen fic inspired art projects. From illustrating their favorite quotes from books to recreating book covers with a picture of themselves on the front, there are a lot of ways that teens can cross art with fiction. The two are wonderful dance partners, to say the least. Because I am a huge fan of the Real Fauxtographer, I thought I would share some of the pictures that I have shared here in the last year inspired by my favorite teen fiction. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I hope that Margot is flattered.
Miss Pereregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
I had just finished reading this book when I took a shot of my then 2-year-old and accidentally cut off her head. To me, it evoked the pictures in the book and inspired the Teen Program in a Box outline for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I still love this book and the TLT Teen Reviewer Cuyler recently shared how much he loved it too.
The Hunger Games
While going camping one weekend with 40 plus Girl Scouts (why yes, yes it was torture thank you) it rained a lot. And I do mean a lot. But that weekend my daughter did some archery and inspired a post called Be Your Own Katniss. And every time I looked out the window I was sure I was living my own dystopian nightmare in a ruined world full of 40 shut in preteen girls.
Filed under: Book Reviews, Photography
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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