Surprise + Clarity = Delight
Design can have a myriad of purposes: to inform, persuade, sell, or delight. To delight means to present something with a different point of view, while retaining clarity. It makes others see the world in new and different ways. We are taught a set of skills important for our growth and survival: communication, arithmetic, wellness, and many others. But no one teaches us how to perceive the world. Perhaps this is a job for delight: to delight someone is to give a small lesson in how to see the world as something good. ~ Frank Chimero
I take a wide view of illustration. Sometimes it’s drawing, sometimes photography, with or without manipulation, but I am very focused on design. I prefer to keep distinctions variable, to push at the edges or boundaries of a style, and to keep moving.
I am drawn to reflections which are abundant in New York City. They tell multi-layered stories, or records of moments in time. Angles are crucial, where one stands to take the picture. My studies in reflections are illustrations, most of them have no photoshop manipulation except for basic color correction.
Reflection in New York City. Not Photoshop.