Guest lecture: Vikki Forrest

Guest lecture: Vikki Forrest, 2/10/18

Unfortunately this lecture coincided with one of my teaching days, luckily I was able to watch the recording. Having seen Vikki’s guest lecture a few months back, I chose to watch this one as a revision exercise – as my work is now veering towards the world of Photobooks.  However, this lecture was different and was predominantly about text and captions – which was incredibly useful.

Looking at three examples of Photobooks, specifically their layout and design, use of text and typography, Vikki stressed the importance of visual clues and the creation of the right atmosphere at the beginning of a book. New to me was the idea of a photo essay, how a series of photographs near the front of the book tells a story through images, in the same way that sentences and phrases do. Maybe this could be the way I incorporate some of Jimmy’s original photos into my book. Also something to consider using different paper for the photo essay than for the rest of the work.