Talk with the Editor: The debut of 'Moving Picture'

  • Bill Zars/ Puppeteer Justin Snyder operates the conductor at Opera in Focus in Rolling Meadows.

    Bill Zars/ Puppeteer Justin Snyder operates the conductor at Opera in Focus in Rolling Meadows.

Updated 2/23/2012 3:15 PM

For close to a year, our photo staff has produced a weekly photo gallery titled "Behind the Scenes." It's appeared as a photo gallery on on Friday afternoons and as an abridged photo essay in print on Saturday mornings.

Its aim has been to take a camera behind the scenes of something provocative taking place in the suburbs, and we've been pleased with it, but we want it to be something more.


We want it to create a mood, and I think our photo staff has landed on a concept that will do just that.

This week, it evolves into something we're calling "Moving Picture," a kind of visual column that tells the stories of the suburbs, and I think it's really going to be something quite stirring. I'm very excited about it, and I hope you will check it out.

Online, it will turn into a slide show, and some of them should be a bit eloquent.

Bill Zars produced the first column, which we expect to post Friday afternoon. It's built around the puppet Opera in Focus in Rolling Meadows, and the story is told through the words of puppeteer Justin Snyder, who clearly loves his artistry.

Let me know what you think about it. And please, don't hesitate to pass along your own suggestions for topics our photo staff might consider for the column.

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