Text and images are powerful tools of communication. When they are used together they create messages that make people think critically.
They also make great art photography.
There are two ways to use text in photographs:
1. photograph found text in a scene
2. add text using an image processing program.
Text and image can be the foundation of installations, websites, photo essays, videos and other visual art.
Russian photographer and visual artist Alexander Rodchenko used text and image in devious ways with an objective to change the way people think about politics and government.
Another text and image expert was Barbara Kruger, an artist who added riveting text messages over photographs to spread her message supporting abortion rights and equality for women.
When I shoot on the street, I look for messages that make my photographs convey a message. Have you ever thought of doing that?by