In an episode a few weeks ago we talked about how the smaller stories of life are just as important as the bigger stories people think about telling. For many of us, there is a paralysis of the larger story whereas with the smaller stories we can more easily pick up the camera.
In this week’s podcast, we talk about how to take some of those smaller stories and pull them together into larger thematic bodies of work. For my own work, I have created five simple buckets
- story of ideas (stories with an unknown outcome or path)
- story of place (stories of very specific places)
- story of identity (these are stories showing multiple layers of a person, place or thing)
- story of subtext (complex ideas told through images of iconic objects or cultural references)
- story of concept (stories having a known outcome or path)
When I am working with my own images, I find that some photos fit into one ore more of these buckets, but by using these buckets I am able to branch out the work and start to see how these seemingly unconnected images might start to fit into a larger project based body fo work.