The Resonance Of A Single Photograph

Despite my (in my mind) pretty ruthless editing, I think I probably save and share way too many photographs.

Aside from possibly letting less than my very best out into the public gaze, I’m also concerned sometimes that revealing a batch of photographs (ie anything more than one) at once dilutes the potential impact of any (and every) one of them.

So I’m planning a series of very short posts to explore and amplify the resonance of a single photograph.


As always, your thoughts and comments are very welcome and warmly encouraged.

Thanks for reading. Please share this post with others you feel will enjoy it too. If you’re interested, this is what my photography life looks like right now.

9 thoughts on “The Resonance Of A Single Photograph”

  1. Dan, to be really honest I love this idea. I love short posts and one or two images especially just one. I love being able to focus my attention on snippets of information and a single image to really soak it in rather than often rushing through a long post and lots of images whether they be yours or someone elses. I’m sure other people like the idea of more but I like the idea of less. I’m sure at times you would need to do longer posts to get your message across. shorter posts would give you time for other things!!!!! Meanwhile I am rambling…..xoxox susanJOY

    1. Thanks Susan. I’d definitely like to try a mixture of short, single photograph posts, in between the longer, word wordy ones. It gives you the reader and me the writer a bit of breathing space and a refreshing change of pace.

  2. I tried this several times in the past years. It’s basically an excellent idea to let people focus on a simgle image. Being a lazy guy I was unable to get it working consistently… silly me!

    One blog I follow (perhaps you know it) consists exclusively of simgle photos, wonderful stuff in a color palette I love. Sometimes a bit of text, but rarely.

    Take a look at it:

  3. The intro text may be short, yet this shot, like many of yours, speaks reams. Isolated details are a technique not much done; you have many such, all very fine, but this is a wonderful, striking singularity. Truly freighted: emotion, understated pathos, even subtle warmth.

    1. Thanks William for your kind words, I’m most flattered. Look out for more such posts (and hopefully photographs) in the coming weeks and months.

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