"A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order" Jean-Luc Godard.
So, what’s it all about, stories, I’m not sure what the stats are, and to be honest I don’t care, I could google it, don’t you just hate that phrase, “google it” no…. it really doesn’t matter, the amount of stories we tell in a day, a week, a lifetime, pretty much every interaction we have with people, animals, trees, brick walls, is a storytelling opportunity, true, false, funny, embellished, boring, long , short, I could go on, but you can see where I’m going with this.
Some of the images accompanying the stories on www.dayimet.com are new some are old, some were project based and others just random images, but it’s not the projects that are important here, it’s the little stories associated with meeting and the interaction with those captured on film, I’ve enjoyed all the photo stories I have worked on, happy, sad, dangerous and even completely pointless, but what I have come to realise over the past 10 years of my 23 year career in lens - based media, is the journey is sometimes so much more rewarding than the destination, yes, the stories may be short but the pursuit, the triumphs, the failures are always worth recording.
The day I met...........
The People we meet and the people they meet creates a collective urge that allows us to keep telling our story, and their story, memories are great as long as the brain is willing, a memory needs a human host, so I urge you to write, type, record your stories print them out, don’t rely on the cloud for safe infinite storage, just in case James Cameron’s Terminator, rise of the machines plays out and google becomes like Skynet and gains consciousness, because when we are all long gone and all those who knew us are gone all that will be left are the stories.