Sunday, February 17, 2013

the blind date

Sometimes I like to experiment with objects in a still life setting where I can learn to better control the lighting behind a scene. It's especially fun to do while trying to also create a story with the objects being photographed. This is one of my studies.

[ f/8, 1/30, 62mm, ISO 100 ]

The blind date

have you
ever been
on a blind date

wondering
just what it is
you have in common

feeling tentative
like you both
might be made
of glass

and your just not clicking...

hmmm -
maybe it's because
you can see right through him


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Friday, February 8, 2013

quilted window pain

A photo from my archives. This is an old factory window, boarded up. I really like the textures of the wood that comes through, both in the areas that are still covered with glass and those that are bleached by exposure to the elements. The squares remind me of the squares in a quilt... and the broken glass and uneven reflections allude to the memory of lives that passed before this window's gaze. I hope you like both the photo and the poem that accompanies it.

[ f/13, 1/100, 50mm, ISO 100 ]

Quilted Window Pain

maybe
if you were created
3/4 of a century later

your memories
might have been recorded
in a series of zeros
and ones

instead of in glass

with panes
either broken
or whole

reflecting
the lives
of the people
you've seen below

some
while passing before you
indeed were falling
to the wayside

their hopes broken
unable to move
beyond cracks
too deep to bridge

the truth is
that they
were always there

and will be still

rarely seen
among the skyward looking

invisible
beyond the gaze

of those that lived
under the reflected
blue skies

passing beneath you
free from worry

humming
some happy refrain

yet their stories
are forever
interweaved
with yours

for there is
no true escape
from the reflections
within this quilted window pain

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bridging two worlds

I had the pleasure of attending the opening of "Transitions" a series of works by a group of Ottawa-area fabric artists known as "SoulPlay". Check out their website for some of their amazing art pieces. Their current display is in the Textile Museum in Almonte - a grand old building with lots of atmosphere. I took this photo yesterday while enjoying the ambiance and beauty of their art in such an eclectic surrounding. 

If you are in the Ottawa are, do stop in and check out their exhibition. Meanwhile... the photo and the poem that accompanies it :)

[ f/7.1, 1/50, 24mm, ISO 1250 ]

  bridging two worlds

your gaze
into my heart
is like a window
illuminating the part
you see as truth

let me
bridge your view
with mine
to light the truth
i'd have you find

the beauty
that lives
where your gaze
meets mine

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