Bedtime, Upper Winchendon photo: Malcolm Aslett

















If a regular photo can be described in a sentence think of a joiner as having additional sentences. The overtired toddler drinks his milk before going to bed. Outside it's not quite dark. The mother puts the rubbish bin out for the next day's collection and waves goodnight. We know a single photo can do this but the joiner allows us to do it sequentially, as it occurs to us what is happening, or, as is more likely, when we think about it later.