My tastes lean toward those projects that, like a good novel or film, create layers and connections that warrant repeated viewings and take me beyond my initial expectations.-Shawn
It is an interesting point of view that relates two aspects of photography that are very important: cohesiveness and storytelling. Relationships between images can be based on pure aesthetic, perhaps on a link in the storytelling, or more interestingly, juxtapositions of pictures that look unrelated in style or topic but connect to communicate a broader idea.
My point at the post I wrote about personal style, is that personal style is not about being different, not about having a “single” style of photography but about the photographer to create images that speak from his heart and vision.
Don’t shoot until you feel it in your gut. –Lisette Model
Sometimes the aesthetic of the pictures will fall within the framework of a similar style, and other times will not. But, when all the images describe the vision of the artist to convey a concept or story, these images will define his style. Clearly, from the audience perspective, perhaps it is easier to associate style with images that share a common aesthetics rather than the approach that the photographer takes for storytelling. But personal style, of course, also defines a way to tell a story with photography even if the aesthetics of the images are different.
By the way, speaking about connections between images, a particular example of the use of connections between images are diptics, an approach that I love.