Words + Images
A personal project
The concept here was to create a sort of visual dictionary of obscure words + found imagery, constrained within a square format with simple typography. I became obsessed with words + images. I scoured through 17,000 rare and esoteric words. I searched through thousands more photos to find perfect images (collected from free and public domain sources, personal pics, and purchased stock photography) to evoke the meanings of the 26 (new-to-me) words, which I’d acquired a fondness for. Once this process started, I contracted zelotypia.
The images are provocative in their own right… but when combined with an unusual word, I feel the visual becomes more powerful.