Sunday, July 31, 2011
I have been working with graphic designers on the covers for three of my books. One of the covers I designed myself. Oddly enough, I like my cover the least. I broke all the rules I laid down for my designers to follow--and did not break them in a "good" way. This just proves a theory I have that all great photographers are not necessarily great graphic designers.
A great photographer (of a certain type) may be able to unerringly recognize a great photo, but can not necessarily create it from scratch. The great photo has to BE there, ALREADY COMPLETE, in front of him before he can take it. A graphic designer starts from a blank page.
Different game altogether...