07 Nov Storytelling through photography
Stories are integral to human culture and storytelling is timeless. The phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ itself justifies the art of visual storytelling. What few people realise is there’s a difference between photography, and visual storytelling through photography. In visual storytelling, images are ordered in a specific way, either chronologically or as a series, with the aim of ‘infecting’ the viewer’s vision and mind.
The case in point is the “August” portfolio. Cody Cobb decided to tell a story about the almost 2,000 wildfires that burnt from Washington state to the north in British Columbia in the summer of 2018. Cody has been shooting every August for the last three years when the sun becomes a pale orange dot suspended in a thick haze. This past August, Cody’s portfolio tell a different story. Check them out. Stunning! via Behance