The photos in this week’s Book of the Week come from Thailand — by way of Facebook. Sticky Rice was made with a new Blurb feature that creates instant books from your Facebook photos as well as the captions and comments. It’s something that gives the book a spontaneous, in-the-moment feel.
And it’s rather different from other travel photo books. Not just because of the comments, but also because of the way it combines shots from multiple cameras. After all, Facebook is the place where we put mobile shots up along with images from our DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras.
All of which results in a travel book that mixes studied compositions of landscapes with casual from-the-hip snapshots. Much like Facebook’s conversational nature, the book reflects the communal travel experience and the many voices that make up a trip. On top of that, turning your Facebook photo albums into a book extends the sharing and may be the best way to get those photos into a tangible book you’ll keep for years.