I got back from France today, where I spent 10 days traveling between Lyon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. You can see some of my journey captured on my Instagram feed. As usual, next to my iPhone camera, I took hundreds more pictures with my Sony RX100 III, which will need further work on... categorising, editing, publishing/archiving. Taking pictures is a real joy and I realise more and more how much I love Instagram and how much it allows me to do, such as mini projects I come up with on the spot.
Two "mini" Instagram projects I want to share with you now are #TypographAix and #lesMursdAvignon, which you can see pictures of below.
While in Aix-en-Provence, I got inspired by the typography of the various businesses, old and new, some still working, some long gone, as well as some writings appearing in places where you wouldn't expect it. So I captured a few and tagged all such photos as #TypographAix. And in Avignon, I looked at the walls, which were covered by posters of the Avignon OFF (Fringe festival) throughout the city, which can be really overwhelming. There are few of those shots under #lesMursdAvignon.
I find this process really useful in my research of how languages and text is depicted in public space, while Instagram allows immediate sharing, I keep a more detailed catalogue of this ongoing research of mine through capturing it with the SONY camera. And while the first approach is about immediacy, the second one needs more work and reflection, so you'll have to wait a bit to see more of that. But for now, I hope you'll enjoy these few shots.