Photo Stories

This Sahrawi woman grew up and raised her family in a refugee camp near Tindouf, Algeria; where she still lives.

This Sahrawi woman grew up and raised her family in a refugee camp near Tindouf, Algeria; where she still lives.

I believe that the very best stories are the true ones.

In an ever-faster digital age, with media competing for our attention at a million miles per second, the photographic image carries a rare, still power to draw us in. Photographs have the ability to influence, illustrate, build or erode trust, evoke gut-level emotion, and foster human connection. They can communicate infinitely complex dynamics, translate across cultures, capture big ideas, and provoke action. They tell stories that move us.

 

At the Busia Orphanage in Bondo, Kenya, teachers make use of a tiny, multi-use room to serve as classroom for the kids, many of whom are orphans due to AIDS and its effect on their families and community.

At the Busia Orphanage in Bondo, Kenya, teachers make use of a tiny, multi-use room to serve as classroom for the kids, many of whom are orphans due to AIDS and its effect on their families and community.

When employed by mission-driven businesses and organizations as part of their communication strategy, photo stories can travel straight to the heart of your audience, building your connection with them and capturing what you believe, what you do and what you fight for with elegance and authenticity.

The relationship between photo stories and brand-building is simple and powerful: the interplay of images and words is able to communicate the heart of what you do — where your mission hits the ground running, and how people's lives are changed by it  — with stunning clarity and creative force.

 

Children living in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, western China show off photos of themselves, some of the first they've seen.

Children living in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, western China show off photos of themselves, some of the first they've seen.

Visit my photo storytelling portfolio to see a handful of the story projects I've created. I book a very limited number of these projects each year, and it's one of my favorite things to do. If you know that a high-impact photo story is exactly what's needed to take your visual communications to the next level, don't hesitate to contact me to find out more and discuss how we might work together!