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Monthly Archives: September 2017

This Week’s Photo – Private – Fan Ho

This week’s photo, titled Private is by a late Chinese photographer, Fan Ho. One of the things that sticks out for me is the conceptual contrast and juxtaposition in this image. A photographer, photographing the “Private” sign, while also including a couple in a seemingly intimate moment in the same frame. Had the sign not been there, it would have been an image of the couple. But with the sign, the image becomes about the juxtaposition and contrast. Balance in […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 6

Episode 6 of Abstract: The Art of Design featured the now legendary graphic designer, Paula Scher. Among other designs, she is the one who created the iconic Citibank logo and also the Windows 8 logo. Although my memory can be rather sketchy at times – I think this episode was perhaps the most enjoyable so far. Paul is one cool chick 🙂 Here are three things insights from the episode that I picked up. Language of Design Early in the […]

This Week’s Photo – Boy in Mid-Flight – Steve McCurry

This week’s photo is another one from Steve McCurry. This one was taken in Jodhpur, which is about a train ride away from location of the last picture, Agra. This image has numerous ingredients of a hallmark photograph. It has mystery – those hand imprints on the wall – what are they and what do they represent? The image has moment – the boy in mid-flight. I’m very certain that if they boy was not in mid-flight, the image wouldn’t […]

The Compelling Frame

I’m writing this form warm and sunny New Caledonia – French territory in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Originally, I wasn’t planning on publishing anything while on holiday but this is time critical. David duChemin has just launched The Compelling Frame – an online course covering all aspects of visual design. Essentially, it’s teaching you the vocabulary of the visual language. Lessons are video based and they also have an exercises section. Here’s David talking about the course himself. The […]