With this project, I’m beginning to get a feel for how my photobook might look. This project was to work with photos and typography. While I do not enjoy working with typography, I understand the impact it has on the message and feel of the piece. I think that the thin san serif (Helvetica Neve Ultralight) and serif/old style (Calligraphic 810 BT Roman) fonts match the old, worn, vintage look of my subject.
My subject or theme was damage. It’s a little broad, but that allowed me to capture different types of damage. From mild to severe, peeling paint to faded fabric, a dried sunflower to the worn label on a spool of thread. I think the subject of damages unified the different subjects together nicely. All of these photos were taken at the Bannack ghost town in Montana. My watermark is a logo I designed last semester and I think it represents me well.
As you look through these photos in succession, you might feel a bit put off, uneasy, or slightly melancholy. That was my intention with these photos and typography. While the ghost town was a great visit, you didn’t feel quite right or a bit on edge. I think that’s due in part to the vast amount a abandonment and damage. You might note that the sentence “Where’s the beauty in damaged and abandoned … and being dragged down” doesn’t have a punctuation. This is because you can take it as a question or a statement. The art here is more than the photos, but in what you feel and are reminded of. Enjoy.