What’s the secret about an image which makes it captivating?

What makes a photography captivating

How are you part of her story?

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know” – Diane Arbus

In many great images we find ourselves drawn to,  it may be because of the secret about a secret within the story of the image.

The image will says much, often with so little …  Context, and opening phrase … or jesture …

These hooks will form the foundations of a secret about a secret.

It will be left to us.   We have to ferret out what the image says to us, through its obvious and subtle visual clues …

It’s like the opening phrase of a really catchy first sentence in a novel … which we get to finish …

N’est pas?


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