“It is more interesting when the links in a narrative system are slightly broken.”
In a sequence or even in a single image, there is always a narrative. There is an expected relationship, a story, real or imagined. It is almost impossible not to envisage a connection even when the content seems unconnected or there is an arbitrary sequence. I’m referring to the linking of images into a casual story; the association of ideas.
But as this happens anyway it is nothing I can usefully work with and I try not to worry about it. Over analysing just doesn’t lead anyplace useful.
It is far more interesting when the links in a narrative system are slightly broken. Then there are departure points, the relationships are not so perfect or predictable. The interpretations can be more open.
I like this region of half-truths and questioned expectations mainly because it needs less preparation. But most importantly it is a lot easier to manage as well.
Just point the camera. They came, they sat and they were photographed.
Sometimes it is as simple as that.