As an artist I often think of my pictures as a piece of a story, a story that I want to share.
I create still life compositions to photograph. To set up the still life compositions I often start with a story, I select elements that will tell the story to my camera, and to the viewer.
This photograph is called "the letter."
This is a piece of the story: She got a letter in the mail. He said it was over, he needed freedom, he wanted his space. She was left with fading roses and a letter.
Telling a story, and using the story, to create art helps me fine-tune the feelings I want to convey. The story gives me the framework for my imagery.
I have been asked to create a large complex piece, a commission. It's something I couldn't quite wrap my head around until I found the story that will define the piece, the story that will connect. I'm still refining the story...
What is the story you want to tell?