Inspired by an old dictionary

In November 2014 my lovely husband gave me an India Paper Edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language published in 1919.

It spurned the Dictionary Project, a series of images inspired by the words and definitions contained in the impossibly thin pages of this beautiful old book.

The latest entry is inspired by the word gamble, which is defined as:

1. To play or game for money or other stake, as at cards, dice, billiards, horseracing, cockfighting, etc.

Shy Fox Photography |

It’s a slow project, one that will steadily grow over time, whenever the mood takes me to flick through the pages seeking inspiration. I imagine one day the book itself will even feature.