Neil Shea


Notebook Project

I’m experimenting lately with the storytelling possibilities of Instagram. During recent fieldwork in Kenya for National Geographic, I’ve been shooting iPhone photos and pairing them with short stories about the people who appear in the pages of my notebooks—people I met briefly or traveled with for days, who taught me or shared a secret, who offered something along the way that helped me see more deeply. Most of them will never appear in the pages of a magazine, but all of them are part of the journey. I don’t know yet if Instagram is a good fit for this sort of short-story sharing, but it’s been interesting so far. I invite you to have a look:

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