Beyond the Gables | Storyboards & the Infinite Flux of Reality

On our way back: sometimes the light is just there... Cabano, QC.

I could go on and on and on. I could probably spend a few more weeks digging into the images shot during these 10 or so days, releasing story after story—but I'm going to stop. Time to leave our travels behind.

What's most fascinating about what we do as photographers is just how fluid it all is once we take a few steps back and let images reveal themselves on their own ground. When we let go of our linear mindset, forget the chronology and move into free associations, impressions, form. Events then become nothing more than clay, a substrate from which to construct.

Storyboarding is a way of triggering these associations and letting our mind form its own conclusions, separate from the 1:1 reality. The human brain is an association machine, it will find matches, links and logic no matter what we throw at it and this is a tool we can use to shape narratives that will go further than the basic recounting of a situation. Let's call it the Dream Sequence Principle™... But that's an essay for another day.

Below are additional images from the same timeframe but arranged as short storyboards, similar to what I did with some of the material from Venice and Rome almost a year ago—boy does time fly. Some of it could end up combined or reshuffled... In my mind it's the possibilities that become the reward.

Well, summer's gone! No two ways about it, it's over. There's a lot of stuff I'm very excited about that I'll be sharing with you guys in the coming weeks/months, so try and stick around as we leave the beautiful season behind :)


Patrick La Roque

laROQUE, 311 Lorncliff, Otterburn Park, Canada