You see, this is not a photo-sharing blog. Originally, I started it to publish my stories. I still write stories – there are a few coming up soon, actually. I soon started adding captioned images, which I think of as very very short stories, in effect (and as a matter of fact, recently I’ve been trying out a sort of hybrid – which could equally be called very long captions, or very short stories themed around a single picture). These are all things that I created.
There are a lot of them. I have just collected all the stories published here into pdf files, because I thought they might work well as books*, and they total over a hundred pages. And there are about a thousand captioned images so far.
I do try quite hard to match up pictures and words. I do think about and occasionally agonise over the words. I don’t just put up every sexy picture I find, with whatever threatening phrase comes to mind scrawled across it. I’m not suggesting for a second that this is a particularly worthy, or artistic activity but it is creative in its way, I am rather proud when I come up with a good one (as I think I do from time to time), and I like to be recognised for that. Hence the mark. I am not marking the pictures; my intention is to mark the caption.