I've been researching photographers who've documented Greece and came across Herbert List by accident. I went to the "Photo Eye" show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston a few weeks back and one of List's pieces entitled Octopus and Chairs, Korfu, 1938 caught my eye. Having Greece on the brain, I was intrigued, researched him further, and now I'm sitting here pouring over the Herbert List Monograph I checked out from the library.
While my own photographic style is somewhat defined, I want to use this trip to really push myself to broaden my view and hone my craft. I want to come home with a truly defining body of work, something I'll be proud to show. (One might ask why I'll be taking off to New York when I return to begin an internship doing fashion photo if my passion really lies in travel photography, but the goal is to be versatile. Yes, I have an insatiable need to travel, but it's hard to make a living that way.)
I'm also excited to gain a better understanding of my heritage; to see how Greek I really am.
|Herbert List Octopus and Chairs, Korfu, 1938|