Book Collection Turns Into Amazing Art

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James Trevino describes himself as bookstagrammer and is a big fan of PJO, HP, and LOTR. He became famous by creating an incredible art out of his massive book collection.

According to Trevino, the idea “just sort of happened.”

“At first I was posting pictures of my then current reads. With time, the photos got more and more complex, influenced mostly by pop culture and sometimes by certain pictures I saw on Instagram,” he said. “First, there is the brainstorming I do with my good friend Elizabeth. Then, once we have a general idea, me and Liz try to bring it as close as possible to our vision. If the concept proves to be too large to capture in a single frame, we combine two or more photos in post editing.”

While there are many literary themes to choose from, they lean in favor of his two favorite books, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling and The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien. Now, he has more than 1k books in his library and he has no plan of slowing down. His creations, for now, are just a hobby, he told Bored Panda. “The fact that the reactions have been so positive is a bit overwhelming, but also heartwarming.”

What position would you play in your Hogwarts Quidditch team? 📚 I would definitely be a Seeker. As you can see, I have mad skillz, yo! Actually, I would probably not play at all cuz I have issues with heights… I mean, just the idea of being suspended up there, with my ass on a stick is insane to me… oops, that came out wrong, but you know what I mean!🙈 #WHPlookup 📚 But on a more important note: OMFG, the new Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer should drop in about 2 hours or so! I need that trailer in my life now!!! 📚 How is your weekend going, guys? On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your week? Mine was an 8 I think. I read 5 freakin books this past few days, which is insane for my slow reading pace. 📑 📑 📑 #quidditch #harrypotter #read #bookart #hogwarts #slytherin #gryffindor #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #goldensnitch #fantasticbeasts #reading #thecrimesofgrindelwald #fantasticbeaststhecrimesofgrindelwald #grindelwald #dumbledore #newtscamander #book #本スタグラム #読了#読書記録 #booknerdigans #ler #leer #bookishlove #writersofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #artistsoninstagram

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Who is your favorite Youtuber? 📚 I watch YT a lot… like too much! But there are so many good channels! Whether I watch creepy pastas or Ellen for a few hours, or curiosity and conspiracy videos, I am entertained. But no one comes even close to @shanedawson . Every time he uploads I flip.😂 And if said upload is a conspiracy theory… boy oh boy! I have this huge obsession with conspiracies. The reason why @authordanbrown is one of my favorite writers (Angels & Demons is my favorite book by him). So this post is part Shane, part Dan Brown inspired. And part a DM I got a while back asking if my page is growing so fast because of the Illuminati… All I can say is: we are everywhere… 👿👽 📑 📑 📑 #illuminati #books #friyay #conspiracy #igwriters #conspiracytheory #youngadult #allseeingeye #readers #readings #bibliophile #illuminaticonfirmed #pyramid #shanedawson #creepypasta #shane #bookstagram #読書記録 #danbrown #كتاب #책스타그램 #북스타그램 #소통 #libri #artistas

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Who is your favorite Lord of the Rings/Tolkien character? 📚 One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. 📚 If you have been here long enough you know about my obsession with everything Tolkien. The LOTR movies are my favorite movies of all time by far and I've watched them so many times I can literally quote them by heart (I did that with my brother when we watched Fellowship of the Ring recently for almost 20 minutes before he asked me to stop LMAO). 📚 I've read almost everything Tolkien wrote. I still have some of the History of Middle Earth series left and Unfinished Tales (which I just started today). My favorite Tolkien book is The Silmarillion (which I would place as my favorite book ever, tied with Harry Potter 6). As for favorite Tolkien character I will go with Feanor when we are talking the whole Tolkienverse and Arwen if we talk LOTR. OMG, I want someone to talk to about this universe nonstop! And can Amazon please hurry up with that series?!! I need something new to obsess over! 📚 Also, hope your weekend was great! 📑 📑 📑 #lordoftherings #lotr #bücher #tolkien #本 #読書 #booktography #thehobbit #hobbit #bookporn #jrrtolkien #bookstagram #booknerd #acreativevisual #megustaleer #aragorn #frodo #книжныйчервь #gandalf #middleearth #instalivre #hobbiton #sundayfunday #writerscommunity #artistsoninstagram

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What is your favorite song at the moment? 📚 Just letting you know this pic has nothing to do with the question LMAO. Obviously. But I could make a stretch and say it represents music stardom… it's just that my body can't take any more stretches. My back is already killing me.😅 I just wanted to touch on the fact that today, in between episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I kept listening to K-pop (kinda catching up since I haven't done that in a while) – that might have included some embarrassing, totally involuntary dance moves on my way to the gym… and in the gym😆🙈. And yep, I have a few songs stuck in my head now (I will actually listen to them while answering comments haha). 📚 But how is your week going? How are you kicking life's ass these days? 📑 📑 📑 #reading #read #nowreading #marvel #kpop #blackpink #honar #ironman #antman #poetryofig #książka #book #antmanandthewasp #avengers #stars #amoler #amoleer #hairstyles #ootd #menhairstyle #flatlays #büchersüchtig #instaart #newbook #readersofinstagram

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What is your favorite Pirates of the Caribbean movie and/or character? 📚 Ok so, full disclosure, I am a bit obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean. And by a bit I mean a lot! I love those movies so much! They just make me want to jump from my bed and go travel the seven seas. Gosh, the pure joy… I can't even explain. Just hearing the soundtrack brings a smile to my face. You know what I mean? 📚 Anyway, for the reasons above I think this is my favorite pic of anything I've ever posted. As arrogant as that might sound, I am so proud of how it turned out! Ahoy, mates! 📑 📑 📑 #whpjourney #book #readingisfun #piratesofthecaribbean #flatlaynation #bookaholic #bookphotography #yalit #sundayfunday #jacksparrow #readingisfundamental #pirate #pirates #onepiece #cosplay #tattoo #tattoos #books #ig_persia #lecture #backtattoo #seekthesimplicity #disney #artistsoninstagram #read #wordswithqueens #flatlay #leitura #lectura

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Who is your favorite Star Wars character? 📚 Don't mind me. I'm just a Sith lord, about to crush the Rebel Alliance (thanks @funidelia for the awesome Star Wars t-shirt). No, but seriously now, I've always found the Sith more interesting than the Jedi. And my favorite character in the entire series is by far Anakin Skywalker. Yeah, I know, the acting in the prequel trilogy could have been better, but somehow Anakin is still more interesting than Vader (and yes, we might be talking about the same person, but anyway). 📚 Any interesting weekend plans, guys? Did summer break take hold yet? 📑 📑 📑 #friyay #read #funidelia #funideliamerchandise #starwars #reader #darthvader #bookcollector #fromabove #bookstagram #anakinskywalker #kyloren #reylo #rey #book #lukeskywalker #princessleia #booksofinstagram #hansolo #reading #bücher #thenativecreative #flatlayforever #starwarsnerd #starwarsart #starwarsrebels #sith #jedi #akas_khoone

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Who is your favorite Hogwarts teacher? 📚 Why another Harry Potter themed pic you ask? Well, first of all, you can never have too many HP themed pics! Second, I just wanted to show off this awesome Quidditch hoodie the guys at @funidelia sent me. WHO DA CAPTAIN??? JAMES DA CAPTAIN! As for my favorite teacher: I would love to learn from Fake Moody (just cuz I am evil👿) but from a reader's standpoint no one beats McGonagall. 📚 How is your weekend going, guys? 📑 📑 📑 #funidelia #funideliamerchandise #whprelax #rainbow #harrypotter #goodreads #pottermore #kitap #hermionegranger #quidditch #dracomalfoy #ronweasley #bookish #book #bookstagram #bookworm #myeverydaymagic #seekthesimplicity #lecture #libro #livro #voldemort #hogwarts #hogwartsismyhome #writing #mystyle #outfitoftheday #igreads #igbooks

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What is your favorite emoji? Comment down bellow. 📚 Okay, I know, I know: James, why would you make a post about emojis? Did you run out of ideas? First of all, I feel offended that my imaginary self would even ask that! Second… er… maybe? Nah, but I wanted to make a post about this forever because I use emojis so much! I know some people think they are a scourge on society, but I am grateful they exist because they save me from a lot of situations where I don't know what to say or I am just too lazy to type long answers! Bless you, emoji keyboard! 📚 Hope you Monday was awesome! Peace out! 📑 📑 📑 #mondaymotivation #emoji #emojis #bookstagram #bookporn #books #ootd #poetry #writing #theartofslowliving #bookart #akas_khoone #книги #edebiyat #bookgasm #totalbooknerd #potterhead #becauseofreading #ilovebooks #smile #chico #smiles #artshub #art #seekinspirecreate #nothingisordinary #unitedbookstagram #lifestyleblogger #vscocool

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What are your favorite Harry Potter movies? How would you rank them? 📚 Ok, first of all, I know what you think: James, you just had an angel themed pic a few days ago. I know, I know, but this was not supposed to turn out like this haha. To give you a bit of insight into my creative process (for those few of you that actually care😂): this was supposed to be a Harry Potter themed pic (it still is, with the Elder Wand and the Deathly Hallows 'tattoo'). I was supposed to have a spell fight with @elizabeth_sagan , the spells would have been made of books. Cool stuff. But after 5 hours of trying to fit everything in one pic and resize and all, I gave up on the idea. It just looked unrealistic (not that this angel/wizard hybrid doesn't, but anyway😂). The thing is, I quite liked my pose there so I decided to add some stuff and this came out of it. 📚 Now back to Harry Potter😂 My movie rank looks like this: 1. HP and the Goblet of Fire 2. HP and the Deathly Hallows (together) 3. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4. HP and the Order of the Phoenix 5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 6. HP and the Chamber of Secrets 7. HP and the Half-Blood Prince (as a book this is my favorite) 8. HP and the Sorcerer's Stone 📚 Long ass caption, so I will end it here. Hope you day was great, folks! 📑 📑 📑 #sundayfunday #reading #ps_wanderlust #read #whpplay #harrypotter #books #bookphotography #hogwarts #literate #honar_doostan #yalit #jkrowling #writerscommunity #artistsoninstagram #ilovebooks #poetry #ronweasley #library #hermionegranger #dumbledore #fantasticbeasts #slytherin #gryffindor #ravenclaw #hufflepuff #гаррипоттер #tattoo #fromabove

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Who is your favorite ACOTAR/SUPERNATURAL character? 📚 Happy Wednesday everyone! I decided to make another addition to the angel series. And because every single time I do one of these you guys tell me it is either ACOTAR or Supernatural inspired I decided to go with the flow and talk about those two very different beasts. Are y'all happy now?😂 📚 On a different note, I got sunburnt to a crisp yesterday (yes, this pic was obviously taken beforehand). So much so that I can't put any freakin' clothes on me. It is bloody ridiculous. Any ideas how to make it all go away faster? 📑 📑 📑 #acotar #bookcommunity #supernaturalfamily #bookaddict #supernatural #reader #castiel #rhysand #acourtofthornsandroses #yafiction #nightcourt #sarahjmaas #spnfamily #samwinchester #musings #contemporaryart #deanwinchester #spnfandom #destiel #leseratte #wordporn #supernaturalfandom #reading #bookworm #read #angels #zen #art_whisper #art_viral🔍

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If you could solved only one global issue to make the world a more peaceful place, what would you choose to solve? 📚 I think I would go for education. I feel like a lot of problems have their roots in the lack of proper information. People are afraid of what they don't know or understand. If we had a better understanding of our issues as a species, we could be more aware of how to manage them. So PEACE everyone!✌ 📑 📑 📑 #WHPshapes #sundayfunday #bookblogger #peace #bookblog #peaceful #bookgasm #viewfromabove #bookreviewer #peace✌ #youngadultbooks #peacesign #outfitoftheday #mystyle #flatlaystyle #reading #read #كتاب #reader #books #bookworm #buku #kitapkurdu #flatlaynation #writersoninstagram #poesía #topcaptures #balance #flatlaylove

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When did you create your Instagram account? Are you OG or a noob like me? 📚 THE ROAD SO FAR (play Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas) – extra points for anyone who gets that reference.😂 So, I entered the Instagram game relatively late. In 2016 to be more precise. And it took me forever to get a hold of it. This account was a place to post selfies, landscapes and other people's photos before it became what it is today. I get asked a lot how I came to do what I do now and the answer is: it happened by accident LMAO. The pics just got more and more complex but there was no great strategy behind it. Because I am awful with long term planning.😆🙈 📚 People also ask how I come up with my ideas and the answer would be: I have this great person that gets me and is my best friend and I brainstorm with her. By this point you know I am talking about @elizabeth_sagan and I want to mention that this particular post was her idea. She made a similar pic for her account but was nice enough to let me post mine first. Can't wait for you guys to see hers.😍 (these words were written with her keeping a gun to my head😂… joking, joking… or am I?) 📚 Anyway, what are you up to this weekend? Party hard anyone? 📑 📑 📑 #friyay #bookstagram #theweekoninstagram #book #instagram #reading #instagramlogIo #fromabove #flatlay #booklovers #flatlaysquad #vibegramz #bevisuallyinspired #bokeh #igreads #honar_doostan #bücherwurm #livres #livro #poetic #booksbooksbooks #booksofig #instareads #aesthetic #readingisfun #bookstafeatures #art_spotlight #nerdlife #instawriter

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What Game of Thrones noble house would you fit in? 📚 As you can guess, The Mad King Targaryen is my name! Majoring in maniacal laughter and burning people alive.🔥 I can't wait for that Valyria HBO spin-off! 📚 On another note, today was hot. And I mean hot! Boiling! Of course, it didn't bother my Targaryen swag, but just sayin'. How was your Wednesday, guys? 📚 P.S. – Regarding the poll quiz on my story today: why do you guys think my middle name is William?😆 Like, I never mentioned something like that LMAO! 📑 📑 📑 #daenerystargaryen #jonsnow #jonerys #targaryen #read #books #gameofthrones #reader #asongoficeandfire #bookphotography #housetargaryen #georgerrmartin #sansastark #aryastark #tyrionlannister #cerseilannister #throneofbooks #booksofinstagram #igbooks #thehappynow #ipixell #spilledink #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #bookishlove #bookchallenge #readersofinstagram #livres #outfitoftheday

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What is your favorite mythology and mythological figure? And who is your favorite Percy Jackson character? 📚 No surprise here, but my favorite mythology is the Greek one (blame it on Percy) and my favorite mythological figure is Poseidon (again, Percy). And speaking of that, my favorite character in @rickriordan 's series is Luke. One of the best antiheroes/villains I've ever read about! 📚 On another note: yeah, I need a tan. I look like the freakin' ghost of Christmas Past lmao. But oh well. Everyone ready for the weekend? Who's going to @thebookcon ? I wish I could be there! But our good friend @nerdandlace will take over the stories on our @mybookfeatures account to do a live coverage tomorrow so don't miss it! There will be author signings and Booktubers meets and greets and I am sooo excited for it! 📑 📑 📑 #percyjackson #bookporn #percyjacksonandtheolympians #rickriordan #yalovin #greekmythology #jasongrace #heroesofolympus #percabeth #read #annabethchase #nicodiangelo #bookcon #books #reader #booklife #leitura #lectura #lecture #bookphoto #harfeaks #wordswithqueens #honar_doostan #fromabove #flatlayforever #pr0ject_uno #artistsofinstagram #seekthesimplicity #tattoos

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