Tools of trade

I’ve not got much time on my hands today, so I thought rather than a full-blown post, I’d just share my absolutely favourite photo at the moment.

It’s the most amazing shot of journalist Hunter S Thompson working at his ranch circa 1976 near Aspen Colorado and it’s one of a collection of photographs of writer and their tool of trade, the typewriter. The collection was put together by The Guardian and it’ll make you want to sit down with a coffee (or a something stronger), a roll-your-own, a whiff of an idea and write into the wee hours.

Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

This shot is my desktop pic at the moment, and it’s pure inspiration. I also really loved the photo of Ernest Hemingway at his typewriter as he works on For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Who inspires you?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Edith
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 23:45:17

    Is that a glass of orange juice? Mmmm. How “manly” he looks as well! Gender roles were really well defined then…

    Reply

    • Edith
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 23:46:04

      Is that a glass of orange juice? Mmmm. How “manly” he looks as well! Gender roles were really well defined then… I mean Ernest Hemmingway of course..

      Reply

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