Uwe Ommer – Transit

Transit: Around the World in 1424 Days, by Uwe Ommer.

Kevin Kelly turned me on to this stunning, joyous book. Photos of the photographer’s four-year, 150,000 mile Land Rover journey in over 130 countries, it’s in scrapbook form and a total delight. It’s huge, must weigh 10 lbs., 720 pages. Like Japanese photographer Yoshio Komatsu, Ommer obviously has rapport with everyone whose picture he shoots. It’s remarkable how happy all these people look, obviously comfortable with the photographer. It’s such an inspiration to me.

Uwe Ommer’s website

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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