Sometimes, when you find yourself in the depths of YouTube or Vimeo and you are just about to give up on finding any worthwhile street photography videos you haven’t seen yet, you stumble upon something epic. That’s exactly how I found this “Ghanian Youth” video featuring photographer Kyle Weeks. I’m not going to talk it up, because the video and Kyle’s work speak for themselves, but here are a few of my favorite takeaways, especially on creating a successful project or body of work that revolves around a specific theme:
- Kyle had a goal for his project specifically in mind – to explore Ghana and its youth culture enough to present viewers with a realistic representation of modern Ghanian youth.
- He took a specific approach to portraits and stuck with it for the duration, giving his project continuity.
- He recognized which subjects he felt most comfortable with and used this knowledge to his advantage.
- He discovered a recurring theme in his work that he had not originally set out to capture and embraced it.
There is plenty more to learn from Kyle about creating epic photo projects in the video below. Prepare to be captivated. You can also check out more of Kyle’s work on his Instagram feed.