Creating a story

I rarely like shooting with my model looking straight at the camera. Why? Because I am trying to create a story. Remember, when you watching a movie? The movie grasps you, you feel absorbed by the plot. Now take a second and think… Do you ever see actors looking straight at you? Probably not. And if they did you would feel…  almost shocked, or awaken from beautiful dream. Why would a character, from 18th century for example, be looking at you while dancing at the ball. That’s just an example. Story telling photographs are just like film, or movies. We can actually be closer to the subject or story line by being “outside” of it. Storytelling images will capture and touch you a lot deeper if you watching someone’s else’s story. storytelling photography