Some of the picture stories published under the ‘BBC Stories’ banner are to my mind filling the gap left following the demise of print-based photojournalism such as the old Picture Post or the in-depth coverage of the Sunday colour supplements in their early days.
They are providing a much-needed outlet for good reportage photography.
Created using software called ‘Shorthand‘, which is capable of producing a linear picture story comprising images, text and video in a scrolling single screen layout, they replicate turning the pages of a print publication in this digital age.
Easy to navigate, easy to read, and capable of displaying still photographs in a documentary fashion that echoes some of the great printed photo-stories of the past.
Quite a fascinating selection on offer. I’m tempted by one or two, but was also interested to see the asking price for a few rarities that I happen to own already. Seems there are a few editions amongst my own collection I should take special care of!
Ever since I managed to assemble a collection of every issue of Creative Camera, from its beginnings as Camera Owner in 1964 to its demise as DPICT in 2001, it has been my goal to make this resource web-searchable. Continue reading “Creative Camera Indexing”