So, I think I made an okay book in InDesign. I'm not totally sure. I found the program to be a bit confusing. But then again I thought Final Cut Pro was confusing too, and now I'm like, acceptable at it...I think. Anyways, I had to export my project as a PDF at least 20 times to get a sense of what it actually looks like. I wish there was a "Preview" button in InDesign like there is in Blogger so that I could see what I am doing. I have never really thought of myself as a designer, so a program called "InDesign" is relatively intimidating just by default.
Technical difficulties aside, I do like my concept. Like my video for this project I decided to focus on color and the idea that color (because color in food equals health) is just a mirage in the food desert. I grouped images together that I thought encompassed the ideas of scenery, water, health, growth, and, of course, color. The images were mostly horizontal, at first except for the last page where there was one page of vertical pictures, but then I reorganized and made everything horizontal. I tried to accurately portray a kind of relational aesthetic with this photo set. Although I didn't do much interacting with people on my walk, I think these logos and colorful images acted as a kind of interpersonal reaction, because it is people who made these signs, people who want me to look at them and think that they are selling colorful, healthy food.
I wasn't sure how to post a link to my PDF, but here is a link to my Flickr Set as a reminder of which images I used.