Can a single picture tell a complete story? Are there photographs that are so impressive, so burning, that they can convey an entire book worth of words? And if the picture doesn’t convey the story, or the same story, does that mean it isn’t good?
I’ve been thinking about the tales that my photos convey. What my pictures mean to folks when they see them. These thoughts started floating in my head when I began to receive comments on my pictures. It is amazing to me how one image, without explanation, can mean different things depending upon who is viewing it. Often, what I thought the photos conveyed, were not what people seemed to have received.
I began to wonder if I was somehow failing in my photographic communication skills. I thought that perhaps I was lacking if the same message wasn’t received by everyone. But, I realized, the point of photography, the point of any art really, is to inspire emotion. If, a message is received at all, then the photograph is a success.
With all that being said, I thought that it might be fun to post a picture and have my followers write a story. So, you be the writer. There are two ways you can respond to this. The first way is to write your story for the picture below and post it in the comments section. The second way is to reblog (Press This) this post with your story. Either way, have fun and share with us what story this photo conveys to you. Please feel free to write in any language. I can translate if needed.
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