... this past month I have spent a lot of time experimenting with the 'self-publishing tool' called Issuu. Very early in my career it became obvious how much better I liked my work in context. In other words; being put to the use it was intended, rather than standing alone as a piece of Art.
Issuu is a great tool for this. Not only can I show my photographs in an editorial environment, but I am in complete control of the art direction; so I can show them off to their best advantage. I get to preach the gospel of clean, uncluttered layout and strong powerful photographic images.
... some sprucing up for an architectural client. To be fair; all I really did was a quick scrub of the building, some fresh blacktop and a considerable improvement in the weather.
... this is one of the first projects where I worked entirely from stock and constructed images. The aerial view is actually built from a Google Earth image!
... playing around with 'found stock' (which means so completely changed around that I can't even remember where it came from).
... fun project with an unusually honest portrayal of local weather! From snapshots provided by client.
... Julie's look was a 'type'. A classic, resonant face and personality. That's one of the strengths of certain models; they remind you of people that you think well of. Here i was imitating the strength and appeal of World War II recruiting posters for the WACS and the WAVES.
... shooting for Marshall Field's, during a freezing Winter - it was always nice to take a break and get warm shooting resort-wear. (if only in our imaginations.)