Since 2009, French photographer Vasantha Yogananthan has produced personal projects and has developed his artistic approach to carefully respond to subject and place. His strong interest in painting led him to work around the genres of portrait, still life and landscape. Using these traditions as a starting point, he refined his photographic approach to produce photographs that expand the traditional genres and are united by a distinctively muted colour palette, achieved solely using natural light.
The typefaces were chosen in order to respond best to this particular approach to photography. Schnyder echoes Vasantha Yogananthan’s interest in organic forms and their fragile and soft character. The features also illustrate a humanity which is present in the portraits of men, women and (mostly) children. Lato conveys a more technical expertise as well as a meticulous and thorough working process, from shooting images to making prints. Cormorant allows a smooth and comfortable reading of the texts, and hints at a tradition of literary works and to this bird’s elegance, yet another of the photographer’s much sought-after subject matter.