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".
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?
I love story telling with 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