Another week of nasty weather, and further exploration into narrative structures for photobooks. In writing the reader forms mental images to support the narrative, images invite the viewer to provide the narrative. Close observations of people viewing my photobooks suggest that brevity is paramount. Eighteen images seem to be the maximum a viewer can endure in a casual setting…though the sweet spot might be eight to twelve…more thinking.
Reading: The Art of the Very Short Story, Charlie Close, Kindle