Draconis Occidentalis: Unearthing the Beast

The location was only believed to be legend – mentioned only in stories and folklore. After many years of research, the land was finally found. Forgotten by time a great beast lay dormant, encapsulated by earth, waiting to be discovered. Upon arrival, the seekers were welcomed by a great fog, presumably a bad omen. The men, driven by determination, carried on; for what lies beneath would certainly be the most significant find in paleontological history.

Nikolaus James

 

Tackling the six-headed beast

When Shelly first spoke to me about the concept of the Six Image Narrative during one of our regular video hangouts, I thought, “Cool! I can do that!” Little did I know, that just like being asked “Why”, this would prove to be a bigger challenge than I could’ve predicted.

Maybe I put added pressure on myself, but I wanted six images to tell a story.

“Duh! That’s the whole idea Brett!”

I know! But I wanted them to tell a story without any words. Continue reading Tackling the six-headed beast

Find Your Light by Ann Feklista

Credence is a Wizard and it has brought the Darkness to his heart. His fanatic mother dedicated her life to the witch hunt and she doesn’t know the truth about her son. He doesn’t understand why he always feels like a stranger.

-“Because you’re different, Credence”.

These words were said by the only person who was kind to him and also had the same power.

“You will get your own Magical Wand and become part of our world”.

The Magic Wand Maker’s shop is such a mysterious place full of shadows and long boxes. Credence tries one more wand…

Inexplicable sunrise in the room… what is it? It’s night in the town but the shop becomes lighter and lighter.

Credence knows it’s not the sun. It is HIS Light , the light of Magic!

Even if its dark around, everything changed for Credence. He has found out about his magic and now it will be a Positive power…

“You will go to the Wizarding School”, – his friend said. He has just made this castle from ice for Credence. – “Never hide your talents. Be different”.

The world meets a new Wizard!

Thank you for your attention. My story is based on the movie: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. I’d like to thank Shelly and the Toy Photographers Blog for the opportunity to participate in this creative project!

Ann Feklista

Six Degrees of Stimulation

Last week Shelly announced our new series: The Six Image Narrative. A new series? More like a new challenge! And a whole new process to come to grips with!

With Shelly’s announcement fresh in my mind I spent last weekend thinking and planning. I took her advice and looked back through past images, searching for the illusive “unconscious thread”. This search, together with Jennifer’s post about revisiting old images, surprisingly unearthed a series of photos that I’d completely forgotten about; photos taken before the move from iPhone, that told a story, that deserved reworking. Continue reading Six Degrees of Stimulation

The Six Image Narrative

Welcome to a new series on the toy photographers blog called: The Six Image Narrative. We want to give you the opportunity to be featured on the blog and showcase your own six image narrative. What is a six image narrative you ask? It’s a story that can only be told in six images.

We realize that not everyone is a word smith. We also realize that time is short and that we don’t always have time to devote to reading a 2,000 word blog post.  So Brett and I decided to try something new on the blog and showcase even more photography! Continue reading The Six Image Narrative