I took over 200 pictures of types for one week.
While I was taking pictures of letters. I found that
they could have depth (z axis) in three-dimensional space — a new space,
a huge potential, and a challenge for me. Also, I saw how typographic
characters are changed when they are folded, reflected, and crumpled.
They create unexpected shapes and have depth. By photographing type,
I can let light, shadow, depth of field, reflection, refraction, and
an increased z axis into my tool box. I felt that letters were posing
in front of the camera like humans do. Through this process, I found
letters also have individual emotion and voice, and letters become
more expressive in three-dimensional space. Depth in design is real.
It is real as we turn pages. It is real as I photograph objects.