“I need a hero, I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night” – Bonnie Tyler
Back in the 80s when we wore our hair BIG and our jeans acid washed, Bonnie Tyler had a hit single called Hero. I know every word off by heart because I used to sing it into my hairbrush and pretend I was an 80s pop star.
The word “hero” applies to many different things. The fireman that rescues the kitty stuck in a tree is a hero. The footballer who kicks the winning goal in overtime is a hero. And late at night after a long hard day, vanilla ice cream with Nutella is my hero (the ice cream’s organic – don’t judge me).
In the photography world, the word “hero” is used to describe the shot, it could be the cover image of a magazine or the opening shot of an editorial spread. The hero shot is the best image, the one that captures the vibe or mood or best tells the story.
Within the hero image there also needs to be a hero. It’s the one thing in the photo that stands out. Every powerful photo has . . .