In the current post-truth era, glossy advertising that promotes superficial messaging no longer resonates with today's sceptical audiences. Instead, brands and organisations are aiming to capture consumer appetite with meaningful campaigns, demonstrating their social conscience and using their influence for a greater purpose.
Myself and thousands of people across the globe spend careers learning how to fool you - and I'll admit: I love it. Between
If we look back over the last 20 years, the monumental changes in our society, and subsequently culture, are clear to see
As a keen photographer, I am certainly no expert, but I wanted to find a piece of software that would grow with me as I learned and developed my skill set. I finally settled on Aurora HDR, one of the reasons for this was that they let me experience the software on a trial basis to ascertain how it fitted with my workflow.
A recent survey by Interflora found that if mothers charged for their services, they would bring in an annual salary of around
We can expect these trends to evolve across 2016 but in a way they all identify or capture the contrasts faced by modern people; the yearning for individuality, the ability to control whether we are on the outside of the mainstream but also the need to seek community and engagement for the wider social good.
Images can be incredibly impactful; they can simply inform us but they also have the ability to evoke emotion in a way that words can't. They can tell stories in an instant, performing the role of a simple visual diary, whilst at their most powerful they can be a vehicle for change...more on that later.
A case where a schoolboy was "humiliated" and deemed a criminal after a naked selfie he sent to a girl was circulated around
While politicians are often regarded as verbose - especially in their attempts to answer the question they would prefer to have been asked rather than the one actually posed to them - the media that surrounds us is increasingly visual. Within the final week of campaigning it is interesting to consider the type of imagery, both official and unofficial, that seems to have dominated the 2015 election.
Over the past few weeks I've been trying to untangle the motivation behind the broadcasting and sharing of such extreme violence. Is it to shake us free from western complacency? Or, is it simply to be the first to have something to say at the local bar among the Facebook-ers and Tweeters championing fashionable global concerns?