Upstart Photographer – Fractured

I love to take photographs and write poetry. Sweet. Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Fractured. A poem. A filigree of cracks, wrinkles Upon your desiccated face Washed clean with weary salt And wind and watery grace. Your sad song that breaks This familiar salt pan patina Will last at least another age Until your twelve-bar blues Ends inContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Fractured”

Upstart Photographer – Beached

I love to take photographs and write poetry. Why not take a gander. Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Beached. A poem. Like an errant whale Who misjudged the moon You lie beached In objection and isolation Wondering when the tides Would carry you home But your languid, igneous soul Is too heavy for the lightness Of this seasideContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Beached”

Upstart Photographer – Beach Rocks at Sunrise

I love to take photographs and write poetry. To wit: Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Beach Rocks at Sunrise Angular and obtuse Yet smoothed to a fine edge The grasping sunlight Illuminates your bitter curves Casting shadows like Ambit claims destined to fail Until they try again tomorrow For more Poetry, click here. For more of my poetry,Continue reading “Upstart Photographer – Beach Rocks at Sunrise”

Upstart Photographer – Pool.

I love to take photographs. I love to write poetry. Two loves on one page. Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 – Path.

My photography. My poetry. A nice mix, I think. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Path. A poem. Surrounded, enclosed, cut off from all and sundry. You opened the way, you cleared a path. I walked to you, and the sun shone anew. For more Poetry, click here. For more of my poetry, check out Poetry for theContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Path.”

Upstart Photographer – Heart Tree

I take photographs. I write poetry. Hereโ€™s some poetry and photography, in equal measures. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Heart Tree. A poem. Light shines through the trees above Forming a shape, too like my heart Coloured by light and silhouette Reflecting all of my lifeโ€™s regrets And if I stare for a little too long MyContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Heart Tree”

Upstart Photographer – Knighted Tree

Poetry and photography, live together in perfect harmony (to paraphrase Paul McCartney). Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Knighted Tree Armoured and encrusted Barnacled and salted Prepared to joust For your ocean’s honour Your everlasting foe The ever-shifting shore For more Upstart Photographer, click here. For more of my poetry, check out Poetry for the Sad, Lonely andContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Knighted Tree”

Upstart Photographer – Nightwalk

Photos and poems. I never tire of them. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Nightwalk. A poem. Stone beneath toes, wrinkled, yet timeless. Glistening darkness, an envelope for thoughts sublime or unkind. Theseusโ€™ lifeline into the distance: a path to follow until the real maze begins. For more of my poetry, check out Poetry for the Sad, LonelyContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Nightwalk”

Upstart Photographer – Rock

I take photos. I write poems. Chalk and cheese. Not. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Rock. A poem. Rock of ages, how do you stand so firm and undeniable, when every dog has its day with you? For more of my poetry, check out Poetry for the Sad, Lonely and Hopelessly Endangered and The All or theContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Rock”

Upstart Photographer – Frogs

I take photos. I write poems. Together, they entwine. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Two Frogs. A poem. A weary twosome, conjoined by habit and reckless endangerment. Jumping jacks and errant tongues, arguing like stormy weather. Home is where the heart is, and here, two misanthropes dream in contentment. For more of my poetry, check out TheContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Frogs”

Upstart Photographer: Wreck

Photo, Poem – mix and match. Hopefully match. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Wreck. A poem. Like some Greek tragedy played out upon a silver screen, the bullies and the demons had their way with you, you see. Left you naked and abused, charred and anaesthetised, just a step away from paradise and a world away fromContinue reading “Upstart Photographer: Wreck”

Upstart Photographer: Flowers

Photo. Poem. Yep, itโ€™s happening. Cheers Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ Flowers. A poem. Delicate, handled by one as ham-fisted and indelicate as I Effulgent petals and tapered stems A majesty denied but gained again The vase a minor price to pay For a life ensconced in beauty (As short-lived as it may be) For more of myContinue reading “Upstart Photographer: Flowers”

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, Iโ€™m rambling. I wasn’t sure how to start thisContinue reading “Upstart Photographer – Black and white photography is da bomb.”

Upstart Photographer: colour is back!

Black and white photos? Love ’em! But every once in a while I like brilliant and vibrant colour. Here’s a few shots in their trimmed, yet unfiltered glory. I’ve included some narration, as I’m a big fan of David Attenborough. Mimic his voice as you read. It’s more like a documentary, that way. I loveContinue reading “Upstart Photographer: colour is back!”

Upstart Photographer #7. And poems, no less.

Yep, itโ€™s that time of the month, again. Time for some dreary photos to liven up your/my dreary world. This time, Iโ€™ve included a few (very) brief poems to accompany my black and white, unfiltered shots. Sunlight. A poem. Through the ancient boughs, you shine, shadow fall and illumine. Statue. A poem. The weight ofContinue reading “Upstart Photographer #7. And poems, no less.”

Upstart Photographer #6 โ€“ Dogs and Monuments

When Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve passed. Below isContinue reading “Upstart Photographer #6 โ€“ Dogs and Monuments”

Upstart Photographer#4. Book Shelves.

I am, and always will be, a lover of books. I currently live in a back room of my parent’s house (no job, no money; lonely but creative), surrounded by their bookshelves and my own. So, what better topic than photos of shelves? In gorgeous black and white, of course. I’ve included a friend’s bookshelves,Continue reading “Upstart Photographer#4. Book Shelves.”

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. Iโ€™m no expert, of course, and Iโ€™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.”

Upstart Photographer #2. And complementary poems, to boot.

Some more photos from my ongoing amateur photographic journey. These ones are many months old. About time they saw the light in some unfiltered, unaffected glory. Or some semblance of glory, anyway. Iโ€™ve written some short poems to accompany them. I donโ€™t know why; probably to make this post seem less boring. Church. A poem.Continue reading “Upstart Photographer #2. And complementary poems, to boot.”

An upstart photographer.

I used to take LOTS of photos. Well, I did when I was happier, better travelled, less single and less skint. I take less now. That doesn’t stop me from loving the odd bit of amateur, upstart photography. Nowadays, it’s easy to take photos. There’s no wait or development cost involved (unless you have aContinue reading “An upstart photographer.”