Instagramer convierte libros en obras de arte

James Trevino no solo lee muchos libros, también los colecciona, y los convierte en obras de arte. El joven de 24 años convirtió su pasión por los libros en arte, y sus creaciones llevaron a convertirlo en un fenómeno en Instagram, con más de 230.000 seguidores.

Con un estante dispuesto como un arcoíris, James saca de su colección y transforma los textos en exhibiciones imaginativas. Cada portada actúa como un trazo de pintura; y cuando se colocan juntas en formaciones específicas, producen imágenes espectaculares que se aprecian mejor desde arriba.

«Al principio publicaba fotos de mis lecturas actuales. Con el tiempo, las fotos se volvieron más y más complejas, influenciadas principalmente por la cultura pop y, a veces, por ciertas imágenes que veía en Instagram», cuenta James.

La cultura pop a menudo encuentra su camino en las ideas de exhibición de libros de James. Es fanático de la trilogía de Lord of the Ring, así como de Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Pokémon y Star Wars. Muchos de sus arreglos incluyen guiños a estas series mientras recrea sus emblemas o símbolos de sus historias, a menudo con la ayuda de alguna edición digital.

“Mi serie de libros favorita es «Harry Potter». Fue amor a primera vista. Lo descubrí cuando tenía unos 13 años, y antes de eso, realmente odiaba leer con una pasión ardiente. Era un desastre. Por ejemplo, cuando mis padres intentaron obligarme a leer libros, realmente terminé tirándolos a la basura”, confiesa el artista.

El joven bookstagrammer explica el proceso creativo que da lugar a sus composiciones: «Primero, intercambiamos una lluvia de ideas mi amiga Elizabeth. Entonces, una vez que tenemos la idea general, Liz y yo intentamos acercarnos lo más posible a nuestra visión. Si el concepto resulta ser demasiado complejo para capturarlo en una sola toma, combinamos dos o más fotos en la edición final».

James tiene en su biblioteca alrededor de 1.150 libros, y piensa en seguir aumentándola. Parte de ellos pertenecen a su padre y son clásicos.

“No disfruto particularmente de los clásicos”, cuenta el joven. “De hecho, nunca me molesto en organizarlos a menos que tenga que tomar una foto. De otra manera no. En primer lugar, tengo que tener una idea, y eso suele ser más fácil de decir que de hacer”.

Además asombrar a su público con sus creaciones artísticas en su cuenta de Instagram, James también es autor de la cuenta My Book Features, donde comparte encantadoras fotos de amantes de los libros de todo el mundo.

A continuación algunas de las increíbles creaciones del bookstagrammer:

Ver esta publicación en Instagram

What is a book/movie/TV show you think is overrated? 📚 This photo was a riot to take. My mom was up on a chair trying to direct us: c'mon James, look deep into her eyes. Deeper! Deeper I said! And Liz and I where trying to not burst out laughing. Which, of course, was impossible and that is why this required about 100 takes to get right.😂 I guess being best friends makes it so this wasn't as awkward as it could have been (and yes, mentioning the word FRIENDS for y'all who still send us messages about shipping🤣). All jokes aside, I feel like I don't express as often as I should what this amazing human being (is that ok, Liz?) means to me. She's more like the sister I never had than a friend. And I don't know, I just can't imagine my life with her. Nor I want to. Ok, this was so sweet I think imma be sick. 📚 Anyway, hope you had an amazing week start. Stay funny, guys. . . . #daenerystargaryen #jonerys #shadowhunters #claryfray #claryfairchild #clace #shadowhunterslegacy #bookflatlay #beautifulbooks #readers #reader #literature #themortalinstruments #cassandraclare #gameofthrones #booksofinstagram #bookish #bibliophile #angels #fallenangel #imaginativeuniverse #artshub #abmlifeissweet #visualcrush #makemoremagic #moodyports #moodygrams #halloweencostume

Una publicación compartida de James Trevino (@james_trevino) el

Ver esta publicación en Instagram

⚔⚔ BOOK GIVEAWAY ⚔⚔ 📖 (ad) There's no secret I love anything having to do with pirates. I’ll read anything with pirates, fiction and non-fiction, that I can manage to get my hands on. So when a pirate-related book was offered to me I jumped at the chance. 📖 A JEWEL BRIGHT SEA by Claire O'Dell is a fast-paced sword-and-sorcery pirate adventure following Anna Zhadanov, a scholar's daughter sold as a bond servant with a real talent for tracking magic. For her talent she is sent to recover a priceless jewel, in exchange for her freedom. But she realizes there is more to her mission than meets the eye. Soon she is the captive of a pirate captain, hunted by the Emperor's guard, besieged by a brigand queen and at odds with her only friend. But she must trust someone in order to survive. 📖 I mean, sounds like a perfect adventure book. Reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean and gosh, I am obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean.😂 So ahoy! 📖 GIVEAWAY Enter to win one of the 4 copies of A Jewel Bright Sea! TO ENTER – follow me (@james_trevino) and Kensington Books (@Kensingtonbooks) – like this photo – tag a friend you think will be interested RULES – Giveaway will end October 14th at 12PM EET (winnner will be announced via Instagram Story the following day) – US and Canada only – not affiliated with Instagram – must be 18 or have parental permission – must be a public account so I can verify entries . . . #claireodell #ajewelbrightsea #classicliterature #literature #culturacolectiva #enter.imagination #expofilm #flatlay #fromabove #culture #reading #read #books #gymlife #epicreads #epic #euamoler #czytambolubię #pirate #theweekoninstagram #poetsofinstagram #booklove #writersnetwork #booktag #booktube #lifestyleblog

Una publicación compartida de James Trevino (@james_trevino) el

Ver esta publicación en Instagram

What do you study/studied? Do you or did you like it? And did you end up working in the field you wanted or studied for? Do you love your current job? 🎆 A lot of questions, I know, but this is a subject I wanted to touch on for a while. As some of you might know, I finished law school almost two years ago. A lot of things happened since then, but one thing that didn't change is the fact that I don't want to work in that field. If you ask me right now why I decided to finish a university I knew wasn't for me even from the first month, I wouldn't know what to tell you. I guess I was at a point in my life where I strived to finish everything I started even if I gained nothing from it. Thankfully, I changed a bit since then. Don't get me wrong: I am very much thankful for having the chance to get an education. I know not everyone has that. But I also think that you can't live a life doing something you don't like every single day, no matter how well paid it is. Or that is just how I see it. 🎆 I also know that this is the case for a lot of people I know who finish a school and never end up working in the field they studied for. Sometimes that is for the best, sometimes it is not. Life is funny and I probably bore you to death right now. I am really curious if my circle of friends is an anomaly or this is as widespread as I think. 🎆 Hope your weekend is going well, guys. Stay funny!

Una publicación compartida de James Trevino (@james_trevino) el

Deja un comentario