Category Archives: Story Telling

In our weekly photo challenge, one of the photos we were asked to take were story telling photos.

Deadly Sins

Le Rêve (1932)


Picasso is a respected artist. His work and style are recognized worldwide. Museums are desperate to get their hands on any Picasso work, so much so, that they’re willing to get just sketchbooks and doodles. I visited the Tate Modern in London two years ago, and they had an exhibit on Picasso. There were some of his famous paintings (like Le Rêve pictured above) but it was mainly sketches. Doodles on the backs of napkins, ripped or smeared charcoal work. The exhibit didn’t show his talent, it showed his scratch work. Museums are so desperate to show off the fact they have Picasso’s work that they’re willing to ruin his image in the process.

Film Noir

Chairs in Copenhagen

I took this photo while on a trip through Scandinavia last summer. I find it to be a really sad photo. It’s an abandoned conversation. Two people once so deep in something, a debate, a catch up over coffee, a meeting over somber circumstances. The chairs still left in their position, like the statues behind them, frozen forever.

Modern Convenience

Syd doing work in Digital Media while listening to music

If you told someone in the 80’s that there would someday be a world where phones fit in pockets and you can listen to music without wires, they’d think you were crazy. It really puts into perspective how much technology has changed over the past 40 years. Cutting edge technology like the Sony Walkman or Camcorders are either collecting dust in boxes, or being used by my generation as “vintage tech”


Snow on the trees on the way to Tahoe

I love winter! It’s my favorite season. I took this photo while we were stuck on the highway. The snow was crazy this particular year, and unfortunately we didn’t make it to Tahoe. They had to close the highway, black ice was on the road and cars were sliding everywhere. I still love this photo though, even though we never actually made it to the slopes.

Color without Color

Leigh Ann and I walking to the bench at halftime

This photo was taken at a tournament we went to in Davis. We were losing 2-0 at halftime, so we were all pretty frustrated. I went over to my friend to make sure she was ok.

Friends and Family

Three of my friends! At the Beach Chalet in San Francisco.

Sophomore year of high school, I felt like I didn’t have friends. I started growing apart from my friends from middle school. I didn’t feel like I belonged there anymore, and I was really sad. I felt really alone. After months of feeling alone and disconnected, I met Leigh Ann (center) on the JV School Soccer team. Our first conversation was a debate on how to make the perfect grilled cheese, and for the first time in a while, I felt like I had a friend again. This is not to say I don’t like my old friends. I love them more than anything! But it was an important lesson for me to learn that it’s ok to leave friends if it’s what’s best for you.

My Culture

My culture includes American and Welsh. When visiting Wales, I enjoy visiting the crumbling castles.
View through a window at Castell Carreg Cennen in South Wales.

Our weekly photo challenge for this week was to take a photo about our culture. I decided to use a photo I took when visiting family in Wales last summer. One thing about Wales that’s different from America is that there are old castles everywhere. This is Castell Carreg Cennen in Trapp, Llandeilo.