Saturday, April 20, 2013


Here's what one of Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein's photographs looks like on a hypothetical book cover for The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. This majestic, hyper-real close-up of an insect needs no embellishment, and the book itself could do without a cover at this point in its career.
     Do book covers tamper with the text? That's a discussion for another day...
     Anyway, the intriguing revelation in this and some of D.Y. Reishtein's other photos is the transformation of water. The droplets are turned into dense, liquid jewels of a texture and heft that seems alien to us — alien to me, at leasts.

You can see more photos by Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein here…

And here's the original cover from 1916 (left) and a English translation below it.
From: Wikimedia Commons

From: Big Fake Books and Records

You can buy all of Kafka's books here...

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