In Humans of ISB, the final product is a charcoal drawing, a quote and a photograph of a person in ISB. However, in order to make the final product, I had to plan who I was going to talk to, why I wanted to talk to them and what I was going to ask them. On the first day of Ignite Week, I had to think of six different types of people I was going to interview and I chose to interview a Sodexo worker, a teacher of about 50-60 years old, a teacher of about 30-40 years old, an elementary student, a middle school student and a high school student. I chose to interview these people because they were all of different ages, and I also chose to interview a Sodexo worker because their faces are usually covered up and not many people talk to them. For making the questions, everyone made different questions, but in the end we decided to have the same questions so we could compare the different answers from different people. The questions were: “What was the happiest moment in your life?” and “What are you worried about right now?” We tried to ask deep questions, but also questions that are not too heavy because it may make the person uncomfortable; the people we were talking to are people who we are not familiar with as well. In order to actually find people, interview them and take their pictures, I walked around school until I found people that matched the characteristics of the people I had in mind. However, I didn’t end up interviewing a high school student and instead interviewed two middle school students. When I interviewed them I recorded most of what they said so that I could get a direct quote, and after that I took their picture.
For the charcoal drawing, we had a lesson with Mr. Northcott where we learned how to make a value scale in charcoal. After I took portraits of the people I interviewed, I chose the best one, made it black and white and sent it to Mr. T, who then sent it to Mr. Northcott so that he could start the charcoal drawing by outlining important parts of the portrait. I started drawing the next day.