Saturday, 1 March 2008

Remarkable web based storytelling

I was going to simply put a link to this site below, with all the other links, but it really is such an exceptional thing that I didn't want it to get overlooked. I had previously posted a link to it on tcp but here it is again;

It's a photographic record of a whale hunt carried out by Inuit people and the presentation and various options presented are really novel. All in all, an admirably creative use of this medium by an exceptionally innovative photographer.

A word of caution though, if you are at all squeamish about hunting, eating whales or even the sight of blood it would perhaps be best to ignore this post. The "story" that is presented is not a statement in support of any position on this sensitive matter, it is merely a crystal clear record of the event. It presents a glimpse into the lives and ways of 2 species of creatures living on this planet and their timeless interaction. In this it is honest and innocent. The question to ask is; do we have any right to judge or even comment on this way of life particularly if we could be said to be acting from our own totally selfish motives?

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