Sunday, July 31, 2011

Graphic Design

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...

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to my world, the blank paper, the tabla rossa, the abyss.