What I am going to focus on for my photo essay are small details of buildings that people may not notice every day. At the moment I am unsure if I am going to do the essay around Fargo or of I will take photos in my hometown. It is a choice between a city and a small town and I will make my decision once I walk around each place and see what there is to photograph.
The photos of the details themselves will most likely be close-ups. I may include some larger images showing the entire building that each detail can be found on. If there are not a whole lot of details for me to find, I may also include other types of hidden gems rather than just building details.
The type of research that I will need to conduct for this photo essay will be a lot of walking around and looking at buildings from all angles to find things to photograph. I may also research into when each building was made to include it in the text of my photo essay.
For the text portion of my photo essay I might only include a couple sentences to help the viewer know where to look for these details. I plan on having my photo be more image based than text based. The word-picture relationship that I think will be utilized for this essay will be either interdependent or additive.