These days, there is a proliferation of catchy text over images used to grab our attention on social media. Then there is…grrrr…Instagram, that takes a lot of creativity away from the photography and editing process.
ENTER: POET-OGRAPHER, def: one that marries creative images along side meaningful poetry/prose as an expression of art.
I would like to believe I coined this word, as it came to me at 3 a.m. one night, but alas, its already out there..google it. But thats ok. Spellcheck still doesn’t recognize it, which indicates it is a relatively new concept. It doesn’t change how I feel about the process, which is this: Poetography is my new Prozac. Capturing photos of places and people I love, then adding even more expression to the piece with words, is a form of art that I intend to promote and engage in for the rest of my life. Recently I’ve even been able to combine my love of music into my art, photographing local musicians, promoting them how ever I can, and this concoction of music, photos and poetry is a salve to the soul. Check out our Facebook page for some of the amazing talent I’ve been able to capture.
Poem from above:
In the loop
there is peace
cast after cast
waiting for the trout
to reluctantly rise
of the dancing flies
as we surrender
2 thoughts on “What is Poetography?”
the word poetography was first first published 1998: Poetography Images of the Soul, by Nancy E. Holderfield.
It is registered with Library of Congress with the copyright. Unfortunately (for me) it has been copied and used
Thank you Nancy, for this very important clarification. So cool you found my little blog from quite some years ago, though it is quite out of date and in great need of an edit. I will work on that. Also, I will be sure to look up your book. Do you have a website?