It’s not always about the perfect picture, it’s about the moment and the adventure. The product of that combination becomes art.
I was flipping through my dad’s old film photos and came across a picture of him and a group of his buddies. The image displays him and his friend jumping off a dirt dune into water; a split second of them in the air looking like they’re doing martial arts captured. It looks like a scene from a 1980s movie. This “style” of photography inspires me because living was the main subject and getting the picture was secondary. The purpose was to capture a moment in life, an actual moment. Not to try to find the perfect photo, the best balance, or the perfect colors, or the prettiest face. Instead, to document a moment and preserve a memory exactly how it was at that point in time. That is an important concept in all kinds of art and day-to-day living. My desire with any form of creation is to share the magic of the world and provide an audience with something that makes them wonder, question, and connect.
My poetry is a snapshot of a moment or an emotion in the form of words. My photography is the same thing in the form of images. Combining these two mediums to represent my poem visually and textually has allowed me to express meaning even further and to create a cinematic experience of my work.