Fantasy Portfolio

Phubu is very lucky to have renowned published Jon Levy for a series of one on one tutorials. For the first meeting he wants us to complete this task.
Week 1.
What makes you tick and where do you want to be in 5 years?
Students are asked to build their “fantasy portfolio” by clipping and copying photographs taken by photographers other than themselves.
The portfolio should contain a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 images that reflect:
a) the kind of work that first inspired them to become photographers
b) the kind of work they hope to be making in the years after they graduate
c) the images that have always been the most formative and influential to their own style as a photographer
The portfolio can be made up of single stand alone photographs and also series of images from picture stories.
Note for picture stories it is advisable not to include more than three or four from any one story.
Portfolios do not have to include series but they should all include individual images that represent a genre of photography and instances of well known or lesser known works by established photographers.
This might sound relatively easy for a 3rd year photography student however I have been thinking about it for the last 5 days and am really struggling, each image must be there for a reason. I know I want work by David LaChapelle, Pierre et Gilles and the work of photographers talked about in my symposium. But from there I am stumped. I must reflect on my work now and piece together my ideal portfolio.

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