The function of pictures is to draw attention to the subject matter and to keep the reader glancing back at them for extra depth.
Writing is fairly new to me and I've learned to complete stories by immersing myself in the subject and letting the words come bubbling up. It can take a few days or months. I trust the process completely.
I enjoy solving all kinds of creative problems in the film and still image work I do. Teaching photography is another great love of mine. The best way to teach is with an old analogue camera so you can see what is happening inside when you squeeze the shutter. And teaching light painting in a dark room is a great
way to permanently imbed the principles of exposure.