Our spaceship made quite an impression in the ground when we landed here, is my first thought as I look down at the Inca ruins of Moray in Peru. My mind is a bit warped. Memories of spaceships are interrupted by Daniel Milnor – “Give me a story. You have an hour to shoot this site, give me 5-7 images, I’m your editor, there’s 400 bucks in it if you pull it off, if not you’re fired, it’s tough times in the magazine world”. I better get to work and the result is photo essay 4 from the brilliant Photoexperience.Net workshop in Peru:
While not my favourite photo story from Peru, it is possibly my favourite ‘assignment’. A good and fun challenge to produce a story at this location, I am not that excited by ruins so without the assignment I possibly would not have shot much. With the photo story assignment in mind, the location became quite exciting and I stalked all the tourists up and down to get shots. It is a great way to work, create mini stories every place you go, I find that it really helps me to have that mindset, creating picture packages. Dan has written more about picture packages on his blog.
Some of the photos are interesting failures, ie I do not know what happened to my focusing in image 1. Some of them I quite like, image 8 is one of my favourite images from Peru, showcasing the Inca ruins versus surreal modern day Peru where souvenirs are sold by women in traditional dresses. How well the picture package works as a whole? Have not been ‘paid’ nor ‘fired’ yet, so possibly the jury is still out as we ran out of time (we were busy with important things like consuming pisco) to do group review four where I would have presented my story — Spaceship landing site at inca ruins of Moray.