There are books you read for the story, and then there are books you read simply because they are beautiful and inspire you creatively. life.love.beauty by Keegan Allen definitely falls into the latter category. A collection of photography, poetry, and musings, it gives readers a glimpse into the mind and behind the lens of the actor best known for his portrayal of Toby on the television show Pretty Little Liars. Receiving his first camera at the age of nine, he’s curated a selection of photos that span his entire life and range from nature shots to cityscapes to self portraits. He even includes a special selection of pictures of fan encounters and behind the scenes of Pretty Little Liars. (There are some shots of PLL actresses Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario that are absolutely stunning.) Each image, each poem, each story invokes emotion and ignites a creative spark. I personally credit the book as inspiration for the 101 Words of Wisdom posts I did earlier this year. Perfect for PLL fans or those looking for a little creative inspiration, Keegan’s life.love.beauty is a stunning journey through the lens of one man’s camera.
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