Isn’t it fun when you find inspiration in those random everyday activities? That’s how this project came into being…as I was scrolling through my Instagram and came across an account that Instagram had highlighted in their feed. The name on the account was “superattractiveghettoblaster” (interesting, right?) and the story behind the awesome photos was interesting, too. French architect Thibault Ressy discovered 25 vintage boomboxes at a sale warehouse in Shanghai. He and his friends used them as party props and then started shooting portraits of people throughout the city with the boomboxes. Superattractiveghettoblaster was born! The photos are beautiful, thoughtful, fun, peaceful and inspirational!
First: visit this fabulous instagram account and check out their photos. Then choose an object of your own and take at least 20 different photographs in a variety of scenes with and without people. The goal is to make each photo interesting on its own and as a part of a larger series.
Then go to ipiccy.com choose your best 9 photos, and create a collage using the “9 Square” layout. Save this collage and use it with your blog post.
1) How does creating many versions of an assignment help you create better work?
2) Do you like that approach - why or why not?
3) What was your favorite photograph and why?