Updated: Oct 30, 2018
Everyone Else is a photographic podcast from Eva Krysiak, an audio producer from London.
This podcast is a bit different from other photographic podcasts. Without a little context, it makes little sense. When I stumbled upon this podcast, I was initially confused about what I was hearing, but a visit to he Everyone Else website clarified the purpose.
Each episode is the story of a stranger told in first person. There is no introduction to the story and as the person talks, listeners get a brief glimpse into this person’s life and struggles. Titles are short and provide only a little glimpse into the story to come.
What makes this a photographic podcast is the accompanying portraits. If you listen to the podcast on iTunes or another platform, make sure to visit the Everyone Else website for the portraits.
The stories are often poignant and listening to them with the portraits reminds us that each person’s life is a unique story.
On the Everyone Else webpage, they call for everyday people to participate. Their description gives insight into what the podcast is all about:
We're looking for everyday people who are willing to share something, to talk about journeys, loves, decisions, adventures, regrets, secrets, losses and lessons learnt. We all have these stories: all it takes is for someone to ask and for someone to listen.
The idea of this podcast is intriguing and could be a motivational project for lots of us. Instead of just capturing random photos of people, take a brief moment to interview the person you've photographed. It doesn't need to be extensive, but a few words can be powerful. As photojournalist Cristina Fletes noted in her recent interview on PhotoYoga, "There’s nothing like hearing the person speak; hearing the pride in their voice or hearing their voice break with emotion. It hits you in a different way. There’s something about hearing the human voice."
Maybe we could all try to add a little bit of this project to our photography lives.
Article Written by Jennifer Mishra
Jennifer Mishra is an American travel photographer born in Colorado and based in the St. Louis metro area. She has a background in classical music and academia. She is the founder of PhotoYoga. Her photos are published at Wits End Photography or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.
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