A basic element in the creation of my website and my brand name in general, is definitely the layout of my CV. I wanted my CV to be different, more visual than the usual word processor made ones.
I was impressed by the many infographics-CVs that many talented graphic designers have been using these past years. The trouble is I am not a graphic designer, so I was missing the link between photography and graphics. And while the muse that I had been counting on for inspiration was apparently out of town, I was going through my old negatives files one day, and there it was, the missing link: The good old classic contact sheet. This timeless symbol of photography, not as used as the shutter for example, was exactly what I needed to turn the words of my conventional CV into a beautiful infographic.
After making the first draft with all the important dates on a piece of paper, I found the pictures to match them (photographs, magazine covers, logos etc) and put them together on a contact sheet. There is a timeline underneath for the events “pictured” in each frame.
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