My mother was a fantastic storyteller. Stories about her activities. Stories about the books she was reading. Stories about her plans. Stories I just could not get enough of. Saturday morning, curled up under the cover and listening to a story. For my mother, everything was a story and everything had a story to tell. All you had to do was listen.
Many years later, when I started to enjoy photography, I asked a good friend for some advice. His answer was like music to my ears. “You tell a story with every picture. Something is happening, something is frozen in time. That’s the story you are telling. So don’t take a picture, tell a story and ask yourself which story you want to tell. What do you want your audience to see when they see your picture?”. There it was again, storytelling.
inspired by my mother, I have always been writing stories and in my work I do a lot of storytelling during presentations and in my publications. But that is all work related. Although this is a big part of me and a big part of what I do, it still isn’t the creative storytelling my mother always inspired me to. So far that has only been part of my photography, or telling stories with pictures as I prefer to call it. I simply don’t see myself as a photographer.
So, here it is. This site is my storytelling platform. Every quote, every picture, every story I share is part of me, part of a story I want to share. A little legacy, a little stage, a little mirror and a lot of “look mom, I’m telling stories”!
Care to join me? There is always place on this site for people like me who want to share a story. Contact me on social Media with your ideas. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.