December 15

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (Images & Photos)

I have read the Pleasures and Sorrows of Work of which I could write a review similar to the many others online…

But the purpose is to review/discuss the Photographs contained in the book. Which is the reason I have been drawn to looking at this book and Googling it so often. You might ask why?

What I kept returning to was the images of the Flight deck of an air freighter and the lonely walk up the aero bridge and various factories filled with people with hair nets and stainless steel, how modern society gives us production of goods so fast. It reminded me of the simple fact the whole concept of civilization is these people working. Working  so we can and do have a better life. There is almost a sense that people making biscuits, flying planes and doing other jobs while we sleep see us having a better day and life in some way.

There are indeed Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. What makes this book amazing is it introduces you to the concept that every job in some way brings pleasure and sorrow. It explores the notion that no matter the simplest job or the most complex there are good days and bad also some sense of feeling like I have done this before. It is amazing to thing reading a book and glancing at a few photos can change your perception of work but it does. We worth a read and so are some of his other books.

 

Cover Image Source: http://t2.gstatic.com/images
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Pantheon (first published January 1st 2008)
original title: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
ISBN 037542444X (ISBN13: 9780375424441)
edition language English