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Research and Found Imagery

Sep 27, 2021 - Alana Celii

An important aspect of my working process, not only as a photographer, but also as a picture editor, is research. In my personal work, I’m inspired by found and archival imagery. As a picture editor, I collect a lot of swipe. I use the Eagle app to organize it not only for future shoot references, but also as a collection of photographers to work with on future shoots.
For my personal research, I use the Notion app, where I collect a lot of imagery in the public domain. I mostly use libraries and archives as my source for research. The above imagery is a collection of research for a project I’m currently working on about the decade volcanoes.