Our latest music playlist is inspired by telling more unusual and personal stories with your camera. What do I mean by 'unusual stories'? Stories that are unique even if not immediately compelling to the average person. For example, the Virginia based photographer, Sam Abell was fascinated by the horizontals in the horizon of a photograph and used multiple ways to express that, like a fallen tree, a windowsill, the horizon itself, and many more. Even though his photographs tell different stories depending on the subject the constant use of horizontals tells a unique and personal story about Abell himself. And of course Sally Mann's insanely unusual fascination with the remains of animals and humans. She is a great example of some one who simply said "YES" to her curiosity and forged ahead fearlessly to make work. The truth is there is so many stories to tell that if we look beyond the obvious we become captivated by something that we least expect. In my case I've been really drawn to the visual aesthetics of plastic in trees. And in making work and telling that story, which felt a little unusual at first, I am now becoming more active in my role to help clean it up. As an added benefit to saying "yes" to the "unusual" things that capture your attention you start to develop a vision that with repetition and time starts to become so refined the work starts to stand out and becomes unique. And if some stories you try to tell end up at dead ends, well at least you have learned something along the way about yourself, which leads to growth. I hope you enjoy the music this time which is a nice mix of experimental folk music, horror film soundtracks, and ambient folk tunes. Some of which lyrically tells really personal stories. Enjoy!