I went to a cousin’s brunch Sunday morning, March 19th, 2017. I was testing a new lens that weekend and brought it with me. I thought it might complement my other lenses. It is an ideal lens for sitting at a table and taking inmate images of people without being intrusive.
Seated across from me, I noticed my cousin beginning to relay a story. She is very animated when relaying a tale. I photographed about a dozen images hoping to get one or two I liked. Later, I put the photos on my editing viewer. Instead of individual images, I saw an old-time film strip or storyboard. I wondered what it would look like if I took five and put them together on a single print. I let my creative instincts take over; I created a complete story on a single canvas using multiple images.
Over time, I showed that print to a few fellow photographers. Their responses were encouraging.