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.
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.
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.
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 : )