I’ve added a new section to my website featuring graphic design I’ve done, mostly for newspapers. My dad is a graphic designer, and I have a deep respect for the craft.
My graphic design is not unlike my photography: In both is a desire to tell stories clearly and coherently with visual pieces.
Everything must have a reason for being there, whether it’s in the frame or on the page. If you can’t provide a convincing argument about why you left a particular piece in your design, then I probably don’t like it.
My favorite graphic design leaves out extraneous elements and is as clever as it is simple. Sometimes the best choice is to facilitate a design that recedes into the background and believes in the power of pictures and words.
9.28.13 | Missouri Photo Workshop
I just finished up the Missouri Photo Workshop, a weeklong photojournalism course comprised of about 45 young photographers from all over the country and world.
Every year since 1949, the workshop has invaded a different small Missouri town.
Each student found a unique story in the community, pitched it to skeptical editors, shot the story with a limited number of camera exposures, and made a final visual edit of about 10 pictures that told a clear and coherent story.