Thursday, September 6, 2012

.london. final project.

Did I ever share with y'all my final photography project for my class in London? I don't think I did.

I'm quite proud of this project. In essence, it's really the first photography project I have ever completed.  I had an idea. I brainstormed. I researched. I developed the idea. And personally I think the images came out lovely. Although I may be slightly biased...

So what is the idea, you ask?

The idea is this...

Whether it is to show friends back home or to simply remember their travels, travelers take photos in front of tourist sites for a variety of reasons. For many people, having their picture taken in front of a particular landmark is just as important as actually visiting the site, for the picture proves that they were there. The question is always, “Will you take a picture of ME in front of…?”

In the digital age, when a photo can be transported from a cell phone to the World Wide Web in a
matter of seconds, people have never been more concerned with their physical perception. So they pose. They pose in the way they desire to be perceived.

So, how do people want to be perceived?

It's an interesting question that can never be absolutely answered. But it is fun to speculate. It's also fun to observe trends across age, gender, and ethnicity. Some may call that stereotyping, but I disagree. :)

Ok, Ok, enough introduction.  I now present to you, "The Faces of Tourism."

 I'd love to hear what you guys think!

Enjoy your Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool project...a photographer photographing the photographer. Each subject has their own style and pose. Interesting. Thanks for sharing!