I think there is something immensely powerful in telling our stories. I know that I've drawn from my own history many times, and it's become a major part of my own art practice.
When I decided to go back to school for my Masters in Counselling, it was with the intent of learning how to create a safe and therapeutic space through which I could help others share their experiences via photography. Essentially, visual storytelling attempts to convey our stories when mere words are not enough.
A storytelling shoot would include: meetings and emails to talk about your intent and how you'd like to portray your story, a series of images which you can have printed, displayed, or save in digital form for yourself. Additionally, this is never meant to take the place of professional counselling. While creating a visual story, I strongly encourage working with an outside therapist, and engaging in self-care.
Below are some of the stories I've had the privilege to shoot, as well as series based on my own experiences and interpretation of the world.
To discuss a visual storytelling shoot of your own, please visit the contact page.
TW: Grief, loss, illness, and trauma.