A photo should tell a story....or two, or three

June 15, 2016  •  2 Comments

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly crackedA true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked We all love a photo that tells a story. When I shot this image of Carmen Bay, I used a brown egg to kinda match her skin tone. However when I looked at it on the computer it just did not work. So, I decided to put a while cracked egg and other objects in her hands to see what might happen. Each photo tells a different story. Which is your favorite? 

With the "egg" concept (not my original idea, I have seen multiple versions of the basic concept), we can create a different story just by using a different caption. I normally like to let the viewer of my photos develop their own interpretation, but observe how the story changes as you read different captions: "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked"; "I always like stories where someone gets egg on their face"; "Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken"; "The goodness of a good egg cannot make up for the badness of a bad one"; "An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different"; "Don't put all your eggs in one basket". "Don't end up with egg on your face". 

A bird in the hand is worth two in the BushA bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush For the second version of the image, I decided to put a bird nest with a couple baby birds in her hands. You can create your own interpretation, or if you are old, like me, you might remember this phrase: "A bird in hand is worth two in the Bush". Yeah, I like that one. 

For something completely different the third version blends an artistic nude photo with the cosmos. Why not? After all, what does the artist do? He draws connections by tying invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the cosmos. Right? "The birth of the cosmos", "the Big Bang theory". 

I love story telling with In her hands she has the whole wide cosmos...In her hands she has the whole wide cosmos... photography. I think there is a place for humor at times. If an images draws ANY kind of emotion then I feel that is a successful image. You can comment...I would love to hear YOUR story(s). Oh, and you can see more of Carmen in her gallery.

Hair, makeup and lighting assistant Dania Blanco

 

 

 


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ColbyFiles.com | PHOTOGRAPHY
Thanks Jeanette....I like your story inspired from the photo. Thanks for your comment.
Jeanett Flynn(non-registered)
Absolutely brilliant! When I first saw the cracked egg I thought of the sadness of infertility and/or miscarriage. It is something how we all write our own story when looking at art.
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