Greeting Earthlings. My name is Zsolt and I’m very new to your world. I’ve travelled for a long time from my home planet of Thordor to start a new life on this beautiful planet of yours. I’ve had a lot of amazing firsts since landing here which has given me much joy. But I’m sad to say that I see some of the same things happening with your world as it did with mine before I left.
I’m hoping that that we can all work together in making this beautiful planet healthy again. Won’t you join me?
Learning the art of visual storytelling
I’ve been photographing Zsolt, for much of 2022 as part of a 52 week photography project. My goal is to use the same toy for all 52 photographs in the project. This has been an interesting challenge. As Zsolt mentioned above, he’s had a lot of firsts while traveling on Earth. When I started this project my only goal was to create a pretty picture, many of this ‘firsts’ that Zsolt mentioned. But since taking a Storytelling workshop with Shelly Corbett, I’m focusing on creating a story with each picture.
Part of my storytelling journey is to create a Six Image Narrative with Zsolt and his quest for healthy world and a new life. Ive combined a few images from earlier this year with a few images created specifically for this story. I’ve realized that the storytelling is a process of changing and refining. While I’m pleased with these six images I want to rework them and expand on my story. Since my 52 week challenge goes into the spring of 2023, I have plenty of ideas and time to rework and add to my story.
Now that I’ve finished Shelly’s Storytelling Workshop I have many thoughts on how I want to improve my story. In the mean time I hope you enjoy Zsolt’s most recent adventure!
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