Friday, August 6, 2010

Pictures spawn stories

 I started looking through these pictures -- color photos of Depression/war-era America, from a photo blog at -- and with each one, my mind started racing to fill in a story.

Who was this person? What's happening here? How did these people come to be in this situation in this place? What happens in the next frame, and the one after that?

It's a great mental exercise to start to fill in the blanks, and then think about the interviewing you'd want to do to get the facts to tell the real story that's behind each photo.