Friday, May 31, 2013

Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations by Nancy Rica Schiff

This book features black & white photos of 65 unusual jobs along with a paragraph about each. It includes a doll doctor, a condom tester, an ocularist (who paints glass eyes), a riddler (who rotates wine bottles), and a duckmaster (who handles the ducks at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis). The photos are excellent and capture the essence of the work (though I wonder how the colonics therapist can wear such a bright smile!). I really enjoyed this collection; I just wish it was longer.

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