Based on the idea that “every picture tells a story,” we here at Grryo feature a photo of particular interest each week on our Instagram account. Chosen from thousands of submissions tagged to our page each month, the four most interesting are chosen for the unspoken story they tell. All viewers are invited to stop by and leave a few lines (or many) to tell the story as they see it through their eyes. We call this collaborative feature between photographer and writer, “Storytellers.”

At the end of the month, our intrepid Moderators select their four favorite stories to be published along with the photos right here on our website.

Now, without further ado, Grryo is proud to present our January 2018 Storyteller collaborations.


1. “Hey Lady”Tell us what you think this woman may be thinking.

Photo by: @raveninrye

Story by: @5luckydogsandbird

Posted: January 3, 2018

“OMG! Is that the first man bun he’s holding up there?”


2. “Life On the Other Side of the Window” Tell us what this photo’s story is telling you.

Photo by: @coblephotography

Story by: @sunny.owen.photography

Posted: January 10, 2018

“The young apprentice has searched years for the old wise woman so she can study the ancient arts. Spying her in a tea shop, she wonders how best to approach.”


3.“On the Subway” This photo has a story to tell. What is it?

Photo by: @grace.brignole

Story by: @dmreidmd

Posted: January 17, 2018

“We were two girls in love and we didn’t mind if the whole damn world knew it. Simple as that. Well, maybe not that simple. But I knew I loved her and she said she loved me, and one day, soon maybe, we would talk to our parents. Until then we would ride this train til it stopped.”


4. “Nostalgia” Tell us the story behind this story.

Photo by: @titika.ink

Story by: @arianatrinneer

Posted on: January 24, 2018

“In the silence of the early morning she had called out to him … sent her ache through silver threads of energy into the lightening sky … Haunt me, she prayed. Haunt me. Today, at the edge of the sea she could feel his eyes pressing upon her. It was all she could do to not turn around and break the spell.”


Well, that’s all for this month. We hope you enjoyed our Followers’ interpretations of these wonderful photos. Join us in February for our next edition of Storytellers. A big thank you to all our photographers and writers who participated.

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Kat Meininger
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