Jimi Hendrix poster in progress

By Erika Goering,

  Filed under: ImageMaking, KCAI
  Comments: 1

The quote says “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”

I need to reshoot for a multitude of reasons:

  • transparencies are shiny (darn reflection!)
  • fire is hard to photograph
  • placement of the quote is hard to read with the curtain/scarf in the way.
  • maybe I need to add some more stuff? Like a microphone or something? Or a pill bottle?


  Comments: 1

  1. erika, you are correct in your ideas on re-shooting. the composition needs a lot of work. things seem to be too small and scattered around the space without any sense of interaction — just trying to fill a huge void. maybe the space needs to be smaller.

    more objects would be helpful also. i understand the fire — because of his passion and impact, but also that one song he did. i understand the guitar picks, but can’t really see the tie-die patterning very well. the typeface choice is good but the typography itself (arrangement, color, scale, etc) isn’t doing anything for me. i maybe get the fringe-y stuff in terms of his ornamental fashion sense, but that’s about it.

    tell me more important things about his life. the pills could be good. musical influences? woodstock? home/personal/family life? what should people know about him?