I mean this is sort of obvious, in order to get great and unique photos, you have to find a different perspective and see things which are mostly overlooked, but it made me reflect on how Seeing the Unseen can fit in the IA and in life.
Whenever taking on a new project, you need to find out what your product or outcome is going to be. I am part of the Cuentame Perú group, and our product is basically going to be 5 short videos of under-appreciated members of our community. Now, poverty is a huge problem in our country, and there has been videos showing days-in-the-life of those who are less fortunate, so how do we figure out a new perspective that still transmits the message we are trying to give, and all of course without sounding like over-privileged kids doing a PSA?
I feel that we have to See the Unseen. change our whole perspective towards poverty. This shouldn’t be a pity project, I mean to really understand their situation we need to know that people can be happy in any situation. We should be able to show in the videos how besides everything, hope, family, friendship, and a great attitude to towards life is what real success looks like. We need to find the little piece of joy. Yes their lives could have been better, they could have had more opportunities, but don’t people know that already. I just think people need to see a new side to a reality.