Storytelling has been an integral part of society since prehistoric times. Although the stories themselves have changed, many non-verbal components of storytelling have remained constant. These non-verbal components are equally, if not more, important than their audible counterparts. People tell their stories, varying eye contact and expression, leaning in and out and utilizing gesture. Through years of listening to stories, we have become very attuned to listening visually. This body of work strives to capture only the visual components of storytelling while maintaining the essence of the story itself. By shooting hundreds of images of each person recounting a story, I am able to edit and condense each narrative down to a short series of visual text, ebbing and flowing in size and verbal emphasis, giving the viewer a sense of the story told without ever hearing a single audible word.

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