Each picture is accompanied by an instructional quote, “get lost (finding fun is the best fun)” and “laugh A LOT (a fun accessory for any outfit)”. Rory manages to capture that eternal summer feeling without crossing the line into twee territory. We met up with the photographer and had a few questions for him.
When asked about the inspiration behind the book, Rory tells us that How to be Fun “came about as a way of looking into how we can reimagine formats of learning”. The photographer-turned-author figured it would be better to introduce the subject with a lighter topic! The artist scoffs when we query his artistic background, “artistic would be a stretch, I’ve been a teacher for the past eight years but along the way I have taken photos and this book was a way for me to combine the two things I’ve been doing for a while into a single item.”
Lastly we asked Rory what three qualities make a person fun in his opinion, “Rule breaking, laughing inappropriately and being impulsive”. Ultimately, How to be Fun is a collection of seemingly candid photos taken though a care-free filter- it’s what you wish your photo album looked like.