Whether it's where he is pointing the camera, the instructions he gives his subjects, or the path he takes in life, for Tyler Kpakpo, direction is key. The Boston-based photographer, DJ, and aspiring Pharmacist has learned that as long as he understands where he is headed, how he gets there is not as important. "If you have an overall idea of what you want to do and what you want to accomplish," he explains, "everything else should either follow that or help push you in that direction." This same philosophy applies to understanding how to make people feel comfortable having their photo taken or knowing when and how to use different cameras and gear to communicate a particular vision.
Taking advantage of the great weather, bright light and hard shadows, Tyler led Vision Walk participants on a stroll down to the water by the Boston ICA and then back through the brick building-lined alleyways of Seaport, sharing tips and techniques for shooting portraits, architecture, objects, and landscapes along the way.