When I think about what I do it usually boils down to the phrase “design for narrative.” That is, I design stuff (scenery, graphics, interiors) to help tell a story. When I make the logo for a fictional coffee shop I am thinking about who the owner of the shop is, did he make this logo himself? did he have professional help? how long ago? There is a lot of information that I can squeeze into every element. Basically, I am trying to explain these people or this place in service of the narrative, the story we are telling.
Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez crafts these amazing images with photographs. He calls his work photo manipulation, but it boils down to a story in one image. Each of these images is a whole world. In this case the design is the narrative.
All images from Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez’s website
His fliker stream is here.