Photography

Photography is an important part of my writing process, particularly in the case of creative writing and poetry. The practice of photography informs my writing, how I frame a story, the perspective, the balance. The leading lines of any photo are similar to leading lines in written work: the eye, the mind, is drawn to good composition, to characters, imagery and objects. Leading lines literally steer the reader, or viewer, to another point. And, if the writer is not careful, certain points may all together take the observer out of the image or narrative . (Though this could be the author’s intent.) When I write, to work around the subject I search for those lines, lines with imagery, lines that move and compel and shape a complete story that speaks to the reader.

To view a sampling of my photography work, please see the pull down menu under the Photography page.