IOTM Winner - July 2020
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- Star Greathouse
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- My 365
- My MobiTog 365
'Every picture tells a story, so I would like to see the photographic frame become the narrative frame - show me images that suggest something is about to happen, has happened, or is happening. I want images that lead me in, intrigue me and offer the suggestion of a narrative flow!'
Just thinking aloud, if the image is static, like rizole's library, or my traffic cone, there really isn't any narrative aspect, apart from maybe the reason for them being there in the first place. So that would mean virtually anything could have a story.
On the other hand maybe if your image includes a 'human' element (or maybe animal) there is more chance of a narrative aspect emerging?
Perhaps I just question images. I don’t think a people factor is necessary, at all. One of the first images that poppped into my mind was rizole Rizole’s sink of dirty dishes. I love that image. Who left them, unwashed? Is someone going to get in trouble? Is the water still hot? Just who’s turn is it to wash, anyway? I don’t think you need an entire narrative, just a question that needs an answer. Your mannequin, I wonder why it’s just been abandoned on the floor, undressed. Did the sales person have to take care of a customer? Is her arm broken or just off? Why didn’t John focus properly? ( )Was that the mannequin one John. I, for one, would be happy to see it here again.
You were the one who quoted Rod Stewart, “Every picture tells a story, don’t it?”, right?