A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

January 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

       Photography and storytelling are two sides of the same coin. We photographers, like the painters before us, try to capture images that tell people what we want them to see or we give them images that require them to form their own story. The fact that images speak so well to us has resulted in cross-cultural proverbs and anecdotes about a pictures storytelling prowess.


  "The drawing shows me at one glance what might be spread over ten pages in a book."  Excerpt from Ivan S. Turgenev's novel Fathers and Sons, 1862.

Arthur Brisbane to the Syracuse Advertising Men's Club, in March 1911:    "Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words."

    It is always our aim to find that pose or expression that speaks best to our audience. The look that captures your imagination and sparks your curiosity. What picture has drawn your attention lately? When was the last time a image told you a story?






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