This is a personal project created from the need to express myself outside the day to day work area.
From the very beginning I defined to myself a set of rules that would characterize the look and feel of the individual pieces that compose it:
- all the pictures are taken using the phone builtin camera and no other professional or dedicated camera is allowed
- all the pictures are grayscale and no sepia effect or for that matter no color effect of any type is allowed
- architectural icons and well known tourist attraction sites are to be avoided as much as possible ( for example: no Eiffel Tower of any kind or form )
- the project should include as many images as possible from the day to day commute
So why did I set these ground rules you may wonder … well for a few reasons first of which is that: rules are good and limitations are a way to develop better skills within a narrow field with less distractions from the multitude of options available.
A second reason is that being a designer means that I work a lot with color so maybe this is a selfish way for me to escape from the day work while creating an alternate way to expose my skills.
And not as a last reason, the macro looks of all the pictures is by no means a mistake and it is intended to accentuate a different view of our world and also for putting the things in a different perspective.
I tried to include places that I pass hundreds of times a year without feeling the need to take the camera out of my pocket. With a few exceptions, where the photo looked really nice, some touristic attraction sites slipped through the self-imposed filter.
The Project is exclusively available on Instagram for the moment.