Upstart Photographer – Pool.

I love to take photographs. I love to write poetry. Two loves on one page. Steve 🙂 Pool. A poem I enter her creamy embrace Each stroke taking me deeper Into waters clear and profound And when I come up for air She does greet me With the rapture of a storm For more Poetry,Continue reading “Upstart Photographer – Pool.”

Upstart Photographer – Distressed

Photography and poetry – a two for one deal, but for a short time only 😊 Cheers Steve 🙂 Distressed. A poem. Your interminable display A marriage of metaphor that Adds rings to eucalyptus fingers As the elements play out A millennium of bad hair days So stand tall and despair Oh lady of distressContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Distressed”

Upstart Photographer – Tallship

I take photos. I write poems. ‘Nuff said. Cheers Steve 🙂 Tallship. A poem. You have bound me as no ocean ever could— wrapped in chains and woven hemp, fit to shackle Hercules. Here I wait, as the wind cajoles me with memories of high seas and yesteryear; my sails furled in impotence, the watersContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Tallship”

Upstart Photographer – Row Boat

I take photos. I write poems. Here, I have a chance to marry them in wedded bliss. Cheers Steve 🙂 Row Boat. A poem. Sun baking, back to the bright skies. Perhaps a tan will disguise the smile lines and withered cracks of your tempered existence. Still, you long for the lake’s gentle caress uponContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Row Boat”

Upstart Photographer – The Abandoned House

Photo, Poem—two of a kind in the best of minds. Or the worst. You tell me. Cheers Steve 🙂 The House. A poem (Abandoned, part 2) This shell lingers like the aftertaste of a charcoal-flavoured entree, partially consumed like an afterthought of vagrant afternoons and post-sunset tribulations. The book resting on your pane, to beContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – The Abandoned House”

Upstart Photographer – The Book

I recently found a house in the mountains, burnt out and abandoned. Resting on a window pane, its tenuous pages teased by the wind, was a partially charred book. The page settled in the breeze. As I took a photo I noticed how tragically ironic the words were. I had to write a poem aboutContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – The Book”

Upstart Photographer – Black and white photography is da bomb.

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if we were frozen in a moment of time, just like a photograph. Would we feel trapped? Would we experience emotions, needs, the impact of physics and quantum mechanics, the way we do in the real world? Okay, I’m rambling. I wasn’t sure how to start thisContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Black and white photography is da bomb.”

Upstart Photographer #6 – Dogs and Monuments

When I’m walking the dog around town (not my own black dog*, mind you, although he is always with me), I often pass by monuments that look pretty cool. Naturally, I want to take a picture of them. Here are some black and white, unfiltered (but slightly cropped) photos of things I’ve passed. Below isContinue reading “Upstart Photographer #6 – Dogs and Monuments”

Upstart Photographer #5. More B&W’s.

Here in my existential and physical womb, among my countless random thoughts and semi-branded column headers, I’ve decided to present yet more amateurish attempts at photography. I’ve stuck with black and white this week, even though it can be a bit depressing. (If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I’m depressed enough without making myselfContinue reading “Upstart Photographer #5. More B&W’s.”

Upstart Photographer #3: Black and White.

I love black and white photos. They seem to capture a rawness, a natural quality that is sometimes lost in the way digital images capture colour. I’m no expert, of course, and I’m sure some real photographers out there could explain just what it is that makes black and white photos so cool. The cityContinue reading “Upstart Photographer #3: Black and White.”