All about photo essays.
It’s all well and good taking thousands of aesthetically pleasing yet wholly unrelated photographs, Flickr and 500px are full of them, but what if you want more from your photography?
This is where the photo-essay comes into it’s own, in its most basic form several theme related photographs are put together in a collection and a short text is written to accompany each and to give context to them all, with the aim of creating an emotional connection with the viewer.
An good example would be the Wedding album: you could either keep hundreds of prints of the big day in an old envelope at the back of the sock drawer, and pass them to any elderly relatives to look at, with no regard to order or content, or . . .
. . . you could put a select few prints in an album in an emotionally pleasing order, with a short introductory text, and each photo labeled with a meaningful title.
Which version would you rather spend your precious time with?
It’s all to do with presentation.