I have been thinking a lot recently about telling stories. Specifically, how many methods there are to tell them.
I tell mine through essays and blog posts. Sometimes I try to let the photographs do the telling, with a few sentences for support.
I am hoping at the end of the summer to have a year's worth of photos capturing the seasons to make a photo book for myself. Having discovered the self-caring qualities of self-portraiture, I would love to capture this evolution in a different book.
But since the fall, scrapbooking keeps whispering to me. I'm realizing that I want a method that combines text and images in a way that goes beyond the vertical and scrolling of a blog page. Beyond the limited text that can be incorporated into a photo book.
I want to use this sophisticated form of scrapbooking as way to journal.
A different voice emerges from each medium, so why can't the story of a trip, for example, be told in a blog post, a photo book, and then again on a scrapbook page?
The only real problem is how many hours there are in any given day to thoughtfully express ourselves in words, images, and scraps of handmade paper. Far too few, in my opinion.