As an English major in college, I marveled at how a poet could string words together in a brand new sequence that no one had ever used before. In the creation of any art – poetry, painting, sculpture, music – art that stays with us leaves an indelible imprint; a lasting image.
When I first started traveling, I considered becoming a travel writer. I wanted to record my memories – especially the unexpected beauty of each new place. And then I fell in love with digital photography. Now I use photographs to tell the story of my travel experiences.
As a photographer, I “see” things differently than I used to. I notice colors, textures and other unexpected things that capture my attention. Things I used to overlook – the shadows in a passageway; ripples of water in a fountain; colorful rounds of cheese in a market stall – can be captured as lovely, lasting images. For me, it’s just a new kind of poetry.