"I'VE SPENT A LIFE CHASING STORIES TO TELL WHEN I AM OLD"
MYSTORY + YOURSTORY = OURSTORY
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE IS A COLLECTION OF STORIES WE'VE LIVED TO TELL, FOR BETTER OR WORSE.
Stories help us make meaning of life, by connecting the moments of life. Our stories serve as the color that paint the canvas of humanity. When I tell my story and listen to yours, I experience the beautiful collision of our story.
My name is Joel, and I'm the creator of weourstory. I’m on journey to collect and tell stories that connect us as humans. My hope is to, through photography and film, create a space where people can tell what they've been through so that others can find meaning in what they're going through. I want to start a movement to capture our everyday stories, and create a collection of visual narratives that can be handed down from one generation to the next.
Meaningful conversations with everyday people can offer inspiration, encouragement and hope. As a story collector and teller, I would be honored to step into, even for a moment, your everyday space and life, engage in conversation—then capture and tell your story as a visual narrative.
My hope is to create opportunities for you to collect and tell your stories through the lens of a camera.
What if, through the power of visual storytelling, we could hand off our everyday stories of triumph and defeat, success and failure and joy and sorrow to future generations? How could possessing these visual stories impact our children, children’s children and future?
If you desire to capture and tell the story of you, your family, your friends, your business or your everyday life, I would be ecstatic to capture it.
BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT COMPASSION IS JUST A STORY AWAY, I WANT TO COLLECT AND TELL STORIES THAT CONNECT US AS HUMANS.
Because we all have a story, we all have someone waiting for us to tell it. Let’s capture and tell it, together.
- Joel Gonzalez