March’s Photo-Stories Are Up!

As mentioned in the past, I’m doing a yearly run of photo-stories as well. I upload one piece each day to my gallery at the Hypnopics-Collective website and then, at the end of each month, I archive them on my site as well. Feel free to check them out on this page.

This month, I tried a lot of different approaches when it came to story-telling and the merger of images and text. Many are quite experimental in nature, but I’m fond of them all. There’s supernatural, horror, music, a plethora of conflicting emotions, and even one of my shorties of the past given a new life. I hope you enjoy yet another 31 pieces of my overactive imagination.

Plans

So… after more than a day has elapsed after I opened this space for everyone to see, I find myself, thinking about the things I want to do with it, the venues I wish to explore and all that jazz. As you might have guessed it, I have some plans, there are some things I definitely want to implement as time goes by, but one of my plans is also to avoid having too many plans, don’t try to plan everything ahead and simply do random things for the sake of random things, because creativity is something organic, it has its own inner life, one that needs to breathe impromptus and unexpected scenarios in order to thrive. Yep, that’s purple prose right there. I love it to some extent, so you’re going to see it pop up in some of these entries every now and then, okay?

Now, trying to detail random things would defeat the purpose of randomness so I’m going to mention some regular ones, instead. If you’ve browsed through the menus and the pages of my site by now, surely you’ve seen the section dedicated to 55 words pieces. In 2016, I wrote one short story focused on themes of female domination, hypnosis and mind control every single day of the year. In 2017, I’m doing the same, and I’m going to start publishing them as blog entries from now on, starting today, right after I finish typing this. I’m also keeping an archive of the ones that came before so, if you get curious, do check it out at the link above. They’re small tidbits, they’re fun, and they’re pieces of my overactive imagination I’m more than happy to share.

Next, let’s talk about photo-stories. I’m also doing a yearlong challenge when it comes to those, with each entry being shared at The Hypnopics-Collective, every single day. I have a page for that around here as well, but you’ll notice it’s only been updated until the end of January so far, and I’ll only update it again when February reaches its end. And now you’re probably wondering: “Huh? Why not do it daily, just like the short stories you just mentioned?”. The reason is twofold, actually: the first comes from a sense of loyalty, so to speak. The Collective was the first place where I shared photo-stories/manips when I began making them, more than a decade ago, so there’s history there, and I want to honor it; the second, comes from the nature of building a working gallery using this particular template. It’s much easier to just set aside one day to upload 30+ pics and have it running in five minutes, than to keep adding to it every single day so… yeah, expect a major blowout every last day of each month.

And that’s it for now, seeing some things are still in the process of creation. The site will evolve with time, and I hope we all have fun as it does. Thanks for reading.