I am working with a local photographer – Cheryl Gorski to produce a visual storytelling project. The Visual Storytelling series is called “Cut It Out” and is about Domestic Violence. Visual Storytelling is a phase that has been making its’ rounds a lot more in the recent years. In simple terms visual storytelling is a technique that uses photos, photo manipulation, videos, illustrations, presentations, paintings, and other visual means, to convey a message. The message can evoke almost any emotional response in a viewer, from humor, shock, informing, inspiring, etc.
About one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing more than any other sense.
The human species makes sense of the world around them by using all their 5 senses, will some people say by using all their 6 senses. However, scientist have found that about one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing, more then any other sense. Visual processing has been the way humans have made sense of the world since the stone age. Visual storytelling has its’ history in the prehistoric cave paintings and the impact from them still effect us today during the internet era.
TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia uses this knowledge and the knowledge found by the 3M Corporation earlier this year that our brains process images 60,000 times faster than it does text, and MIT scientist discovered that we are capable of processing entire images in just 13 milliseconds  to the process of creating their artwork. Viewers look at a piece of work for a split second and decide what reaction it causes within them, if it is a good reaction, one of awe, even if it is shocking. This reaction will draw the viewer back to view the work again, more often then not. That is the name of the game, if an art lover or collector is drawn back to a piece they are more apt to buy, because they are more apt to want that piece in their collection or on their own wall.
The photos posted in this projects are a collaboration between both her photography, my photography manipulation and my computer art to create fine art ready for printing and show casing at art shows. We are hoping to also put it all together in a photo book combined with statics on Domestic Violence.
Please, enjoy this sneak peek and leave comments on your thoughts of the art and project itself.
 Tim Elmore |Growing Leaders | page6
 January 16, 2014 | Anne Trafton | Medical Press | “Neuroscientist Find the Brain Can Identify Images Seen For As Little As 13 Milliseconds”