A photographer I found on flickr, the way his photos are laid out is very similar to mine. Taken a leaf out of his book.
My concept for the TypeRadio brief
My concept came about when I found through the interview that Marian Bantjes is a fiercely independent designer who hates art direction, as well as living on her own island off the coast of Vancouver. It was through this sense of isolation that I considered running with the theme of ‘No Man is an Island’. This famous phrase also applies quite literally in that one of the most well-known things about Marian Bantjes is that she prefers her own company. I tried to define what makes an island an island, and found that it is a body of water and a lack of any surrounding land. I have shown this through my photos of the desert (which is often also associated with isolation due to a lack of civilisation) as well as some old photos I found which I took whilst at a camp when I was 8 or 9. To vary it, I also bought some old postcards of coastal areas which do not include any people, towns, houses etc. I’ve found that the simplicity of the work I’ve done is part of what makes it work. To make the piece more visually appealing than if it were just bodies of text with a picture next to them, I have added thin lines using a swatch of the colours in the photos in order to break it up. This has been simple yet effective.
Overall, I think I’m doing well.