“stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do.
stories always go on.
they don't end on the last page,
any more than they begin on the first page.”
cornelia funke - inskpell
| STORYTELLING |
the conveying of events in words, images and sounds,
often by improvisation, imagination or embellishment.
stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of
entertainment, education, cultural preservation and to instill values.
crucial elements of stories and storytelling include
who is in them, where it happened, and the details of the plot.
| STORIES MUST BE TOLD |
This spring, and also this fall, we will collect and with our hearts, stories and cameras, come to enliven and influence each other. I suppose this is a photography workshop, but please don't be deceived or disappointed. This is more about listening for, caring about and wanting the story. We will watch moving pictures, read out loud, hear music, be together, be alone and take photographs. Like the children who gather around grandpa's big chair, waiting for a tale, we will listen for the story. We'll have a photoshoot every single day - with different people to work with and learn about. This will be no "Follow me around, see how I posed her arm, I'm on f-stop 2.5" shoot. This will be a "Study your subject, and figure out a way to tell everyone else what you learned about her with your camera."
The stories are everywhere. Every portrait shoot. Every wedding. Every household. Every shop. Every person. They're there. Are you looking? We'll be looking this spring in a three-day workshop. More details to come soon. Very soon.
Here's to the story about the pull-up-ed-jell-sandal-ed-flower-girl waiting to see her aunt in bridal glory.
Here's to the wrinkles.
Here's to the first morning of life and Edith and Meepers.
Here's to the story about marriage, penny-pinching, good coffee and opening a shop.
Here's to the last winter in Florida and sun that never stops.
Here's to my own life.
And here's to her life!
Here's to the story of an 100-degree-wedding-day and a baby-girl becoming a bride.
Here's to a baby girl becoming a three-year-old girl. And here's to donuts! And ties!
Here's to the food that helps Autumn grow!
And here's the nights that live forever, or so.
Here's to the story of the surprise triplets (and their fingers, and toes, and lips.)
Here's to grandma's pearl necklace, and why she wore it everyday. Until this day... when she gave the necklace away.
Here's to wrinkles, again.
Here's to the faces that know waiting, but also know joy.
Here's to dads with their baby girls (dads who used to be little boys.)
Here's to big best friends,
and here's to little best friends, too.
And here's to the story about finally finding your way home, after all you've gone through.
Here's to the crazy ones, the elegant ones, the dancers and the thinkers...
Here's to roaring laughter, colored ink, spins and silver bands on happy fingers.
Here's to today and now,
and taking lots of pictures.