Every Picture Tells A Story
Jocelyn Carlin has been a photographer for close to 40 years.
She has travelled extensively, exhibited frequently and has always had projects on the go, documenting events, telling stories and celebrating life.
Born in the Bay of Plenty, Carlin lived in Wellington during the early years of her photographic career and moved to Auckland in 1987 where she established Minnie Street Studio as a purpose-designed studio for hire to photographers and film makers, and a place where she could live and work.
In 2011 Carlin contracted a relatively rare neurological condition known as MSA, Multiple Systems Atrophy. Today she has little control over movement and speech, she is confined to a wheelchair and to her bed, and no longer able to hold a camera.
Despite this huge challenge, Carlin has collated and prepared all the material for EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY controlling every aspect of its production with the characteristic creativity and clarity she has brought to every project. It is a fascinating and inspiring story of her life of a photographer; good for dipping into, educational and totally inspiring. Carlin has made a beautiful book, where photography is the hero and the writing is informative and entertaining.