Words, words, words (part four)

These are the final two photographs from my booklet inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s Things I have learned in my life so far. My lesson is that you don’t have to be like everybody else. You can read part one is here, part two here and part three here.

The photos were taken in and around home using only what I could find on site — turning the ordinary and everyday into something personal and unique.

Things I Have Learnt In My Life So Far... (page six)

Things I Have Learnt In My Life So Far… (page six)

Everybody is about finding your own voice in a world full of other people’s voices. It was one of the most complicated shoots and one of the most enjoyable.

 Things I Have Learnt In My Life So Far... (page seven)

Things I Have Learnt In My Life So Far… (page seven)

Else is the final word in the booklet. It’s a celebration. It was made using a torch, a single 8-second exposure and my trusty tripod.

Else (the process)

Else (the process)

I experimented with different torches (warm/cool/ridiculously bright). Writing backwards was a bit of a challenge. Writing backwards and getting the timing just right in a single shot was even more challenging. You can run out of time (top-left). You can get letters around the wrong way (middle-right). And when you’re writing with light and you make a mistake, you can’t rub it out and start again (top-centre). The occasional starburst can help keep the mood light too.

Lesson learnt: I’m not like everybody else. And neither are you : )

15 thoughts on “Words, words, words (part four)

  1. You can't hide the spark

    By the way, I think we must be psychic – I took some photos of lights this morning and arranged them in exactly the same montage as your last ‘ELSE’ photo. I’ll post it on my blog in the next day or two…

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  2. pennyloves

    Wait…what?! That’s so awesome! I think I need to see a video for this! Looks so amazing! Awesome work!

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  3. poppytump

    I always knew that lighting shoots like these belie the work that goes into setting them up Anna !
    By the way … clever thing with your arrangement of bookshelf ‘words’ … can’t make out any book , DVD, or Music CD titles ,well apart from your two dictionaries that is .. lolol thats how I would have done it too 😉

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      1. poppytump

        Anna thankyou … I shall sleep easy tonight with my burning curiosity partly satisfied LOL

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