Reasons to join Worldly Photos

We believe that powerful photos and stories can change the world, and inspiring others is our life goal. To make sure you understand the possibilities and the special opportunity that lies in front of you, we wanted to clarify the main reasons for you to join the photostory community.

1. Combining photos with stories – new recipe for success. This new trend is emerging and there is undeniable evidence promoting the combination of photos and stories: photos are simply stronger with stories and stories have a bigger impact with a photo. Expecting qualityto ensure the best experience for our readers, writers and photographers, Worldly Photos is dedicated to publish and share short visual stories made for our new modern lifestyle – with a purpose.

2. Time well spent. Worldly Photos doesn’t waste your time! Unlike social media platforms, Worldly Photos is a curated website accepting only high quality photos and stories to make sure your time is well spent and you’ll have an enjoyable experience in our online gallery. As a photographer and/or writer, you can also be confident that your work is valued and presented with your best interests in mind; the website is carefully designed to promote the unique visual and emotional reading experience.

3. Want to inspire others and change the world? If you believe that powerful photos and stories can have a positive impact on others and change lives, we are happy to welcome you to our photostory community to share this message and to make a difference. By sharing stories, we can motivate and wake up the dead, we can spread knowledge and raise awareness, we can create smiles and help with sorrow, and we can lift our heads into the clouds and write about a better future… This visual storytelling site is made for you who have the courage to imagine, believe and act!

4. Fair trade. We know it’s difficult to exhibit work and find the right audience, no matter how amazing photos you’ve taken or stories you’ve written. This is why we want to make a fair deal with you! We will provide you worldwide audience and you will promise to show us the best work you’ve got – this way we will both win! Let me explain what this really means… Worldly Photos offers you:

  • free exhibition space
  • publicity through online sharing, newsletters and digests (=free marketing for worldwide audience)
  • publication in photostory books
  • market place to sell your work
  • possibility to advertise your website and skills

5. Premium services. To make sure your stories are as good as you wish them to be, our premium services offer writing and editing assistance to perfect your stories (Golden Photostory Crane -membership). Furthermore, premium members are eligible for surprise discounts on photography equipment and programs to encourage self-improvement and even better photostories.

6. Creative journalism and visual storytelling at its best. There is a hidden storyteller in each and every one of us, and we want to make sure that the world hears your story – the real story. We also know that stories will empower photos and give them the biggest chance to succeed and reach the eyes and ears of the world. Worldly Photos is your chance to join the movement of creative journalism and visual story telling – let’s shake the world and make it better together by telling powerful stories!

7. Weekend challenges designed for you. We understand that not everyone is passionate about both photography and writing, yet it has been proven that photos and stories together raise the audience experience to a completely different level. To overcome this challenge, we decided to create a bridge between the two groups! During the weekend, you can choose to write a story for a photo or to match your photo with a story. You are also welcome to submit a story or a photo for our pools to challenge others; both the author and the photographer will be credited, of course. These challenges are simply addictive. 

8. Our users love the photostory community: “The website was so engaging and harmonious. It was like jumping into another world and I felt somehow peaceful while reading and surfing around the site; it was so addictive that I couldn’t stop reading… and it was wonderful to see great photos of such diverse topics in one place and easily accessible: people, places, nature and even feelings. I cannot wait to come back!”

9. Support for world saviours – NGOs and other non-profits. We’re not joking when we talk about changing the world. In addition to free publishing rights, NGOs and other non-profits are welcome to apply for free premium services and share their knowledge on important causes. Photostories are a perfect way to spread awareness and to get people involved in important causes.


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The Good II

The beauty and the wonderful can exist anywhere. You can find them in the beauty of water. You can find them in the beauty of snow. I know it’s hard to find the beauty of someone you like. I have to remind myself of that every day. I will always.

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Questions still linger The jury is out Looks likes that’s their place of preference. Two is a crowd But three’s needed for a conversation Even if one’s never heard.

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The Hole

Jump of the bench. Rise and fly. Return to place. Go back to bench. Jump up to find third nail, jump again, return to bench. Shuffle away. Go back and sit down. Everything is full of wonders.

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He stands beside you, and you smell his breath. You smell the compost of the wormy tree roots and the sweat of his hands. You realize that the tree trunk is also moving, gently loping forward as the days grow longer and longer. The tree moves because it knows time is coming.

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Deaming on the Beach

Dream on a beach was never about getting a massage or feeling younger or beautiful. They were about getting a dream. It was either going on a meditation retreat in Greece for two weeks or meditating in an old van in the wilderness for a week. She’d dreamed of both.

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My neighbour’s son is holding an old and visibly very damaged ring frisbee in his mouth, crawling with it, on all fours, across the huge lawn at the back of their house, the size some people would grow crops on. He is all by himself. He’s eleven, if I’m not mistaken. I have a perfect …

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Other World II

He’d never seen one, although he’d imagined them. The image of the angel clinging to the walls of the stable with burning wings, screaming at the darkness—it still made him shudder, despite the knowledge that the thing wasn’t real.

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The Basics

Humans love dreaming. Most mammals love dreaming. Birds seem to have nightmares. All animals use dreams. If you think you’re going to sleep when you’re awake, you’re probably dreaming. You’re probably dreaming.

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nineteen ninety-two.

Is this genuine? __ Words memorised. Someone else’s words. Long sentences, but then — beautiful ones. __ Makeup they put on me. Too many bulbs around the mirror, but we all had to do it, so it was okay. __ Cues. I need to remember my cues, so I can speak when I’m supposed to. …

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He said “Let’s think it over. This is crazy.” She said “Let me think. What’s the time?” He said “It’s a precious thing we have here.” She said “Anyway.” He said “It’s just that we handle frustration poorly.” She said “It’s too late. This cannot be undone.” He said “Please don’t say that.” She said …

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a runny nose.

“He likes being around us. Looks like he feels very comfortable. Just watching the kids play ball. He’s always quiet. When we go for a walk he often stays a little behind. But never stays too far for too long. And there’s a sense of him always watching out for us. But then, he won’t …

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on the shore.

After sunset. Not much after. Might’ve been before. * With that light off Night would come easier. * Considering. Necessary but not sufficient. * Suspended. At your mercy. And the sea will envelope you, No matter what.

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Running a sack race hooded. Hooded, meaning you don’t see a thing.

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The way she kissed him, all the eroticism and tenderness, and he found his answer, his vow, his vow to her.

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early march.

Crows at shoulder height sitting on a fence. I shiver as I pass them. They scrutinise me, their eyes say “you’re in our debt.” They’re frozen, I realise. Things around them are in motion, all’s a blur. The fence has faded into a perfect mid-grey, but they’re still there, very black, suspended in time. I …

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lost cat.

WARNING! Zelma went missing on Nov 11. Not a day too early, frankly. Last seen in Heywood park to the horror of pigeons and small children. Be very careful in the neighbourhood! Female with tiger-tail and a matching flair for murder. Will purr her way into your house and take your loved ones hostage. Needs …

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picture window.

“He won’t move from the window. Has been staring out for an hour now.” “Is that a problem?” “I think he’s frustrated.” “Oh, okay. That’s all, you think?” “That’s all? You know he cannot handle frustration.” “There’s no harm in staring out the window.” “He’s not contemplating the scenery. He’s barely conscious.” “He’ll come around.” …

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