Killer View or Anti-View, Hotel Windows Get Their Own Photography Book
It may be a bit too early to consider holiday gifts, but it's always the right time to blow some cash on hotel-themed coffeetable books. Our latest pick comes from photographer Andrew Hetherington, who just self-published A Room With a View, featuring unsettlingly droll hotel interiors contrasted with the breathtaking (or spirit-breaking) vistas out their windows.
Each entry includes details like reason for stay, amenities and attractions in the area. It's not a hotel guide, however; it's still very much a book to be savored for the images, but the inclusion of a few details satisfy our hotel geek need to know things like which hotel and which room. We have our own series showcasing stellar (and sucky) hotel room views, but they're not meant to become print pages in your bookshelf.
Featureshoot, one of our own favorite photography sites, recently featured the book and Hetherington's work, and they've got a nice little interview up on the development of the tome.
Copies of the "A Room With a View" book are available from $52.95 at Blurb.com.
Bonus: Right away when we saw this shot, we knew exactly what hotel it was: our confessed favorite for planespotting, the Westin Detroit Airport.
[Images: Andrew Hetherington via featureshoot]