This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to reflect on the idea of storytelling, with one picture or a few. Jen’s essay Story on the subject is lovely and if you are a photographer who blogs, perhaps you should look it over.
The idea of storytelling has more than one meaning. The ancient idea of a story is a great deed, and, now in recent times, many variations on story exist including the marketing idea. A brand should engage its audience by telling a story, by representing itself as sometimes a great notion that people can feel involved in what the brand is about and how it functions in the space of marketing. If people trust a brand’s “story,” they want to be a customer of the brand as it belongs to the space understood by both the storytellers and by the consumers.
If you watch Stranger Things, you know that the Dungeons & Dragons player who organizes game sessions is referred to as the “Dungeon Master.” Being a blogger is a little like being a Dungeon Master because you are organizing some kind of storytelling effort for other people to read and otherwise consume.
For this week’s Photo Challenge, I am telling a story visually with what is a popular visual form of storytelling, comic books. They turned up in the kitchen of the church where I work and they belonged to family years ago, which I borrowed informally on the suggestion of my father, who noticed they were there.
I picked a couple of these that I did read when I was a kid and a couple more that reflect the interests I had as a kid. I hope you like the photo I have taken, and that if you see this, you relate to how it is to come across something from the past that is a nice memory.
Blurring a photo is a normal aspect of photography and the blur in this photo was done with the camera. The photo hasn’t been blurred by software.