The making of August
A deep dive into how I made the photo essay
I recently published a photo essay called August here on Overthinker.
While August is already quite self-reflexive, there are always more details about how I made something. So here they are!
This is already contained within the essay itself: I was sad. I was listening to august by Taylor Swift on repeat, not by choice. I saw this tweet at around 11:30pm which made me totally rethink the song. I decided to make a photo essay about it.
And I’m very pleased to say that I did!
I did take a photo everyday. I didn’t fudge any of it! I remembered for 31 days straight. It honestly feels weird to have stopped.
My original vision was for the essay to have a written introduction at the beginning and then to include all 31 photos after that.
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