Tools of trade

I’ve not got much time on my hands today, so I thought rather than a full-blown post, I’d just share my absolutely favourite photo at the moment.

It’s the most amazing shot of journalist Hunter S Thompson working at his ranch circa 1976 near Aspen Colorado and it’s one of a collection of photographs of writer and their tool of trade, the typewriter. The collection was put together by The Guardian and it’ll make you want to sit down with a coffee (or a something stronger), a roll-your-own, a whiff of an idea and write into the wee hours.

Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

This shot is my desktop pic at the moment, and it’s pure inspiration. I also really loved the photo of Ernest Hemingway at his typewriter as he works on For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Who inspires you?

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