There’s a project that I’ve been working on these past few months, with my creative partner John Crye, called Tales Of Desolation. To put it simply, it’s a story. A story told out of sequence, in fragments of image and text. A serialized photo book, if you will. A way for us to play with the stories that bounce around in our heads, as well as a way for us to work with the thousands of random urbex photos I have around, that I’ve not found a specific use for. I guess it plays off the idea of flash fiction, to some degree. That, and our shared love of finding those random photos in a second-hand store and wondering whose they were, how they got there, and who and what was happening in the image. We thought we’d play with those notions and make up our own world. It’s been a tremendous amount of fun to create, and to continually force ourselves to whittle down the story elements to get as much across as possible, in as few words as possible. This, on some levels, is a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants story. We know the world, the general direction and we know the characters inside and out. We know what it looks like, for fucks sake. Where the story goes from week-to-week… well, we don’t always know that. Not until shortly before you do.
We hope you find it compelling enough to follow along, no matter where it takes you. And it will take you places.
- We will be releasing new chapters every Tuesday and Thursday.
- You can choose to view all of the chapters currently released – “all”
- You can choose to view the chapters in the order that they are released – “sequential”
- Or you can choose to view chapters involving specific characters – “mom” “girl” etc.
If you enjoy the story, please let us know. And if you don’t, you’re welcome to let us know that, too. But don’t be an asshole. There are already too many of them in the world.
Click on the link below to check it out.