Pic Tales, Haiku, Essays, and More

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Haiku

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Pic Tales

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Essays

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I have been developing this site since 2013 now, with my first blog post in 2015, and in due progress several changes have been made.

Where I initially started my internet presence to just showcase my photography portfolio, I have discovered that I want to create and share more than just a collection of fine art images. Although creating images that can withstand my own scrutiny, let alone that of others is a challenge on its own, I wanted to share more: my vision and the stories I conceived while creating these images.

Inspired by a quote from Anais Nin I want to share not the obvious, but what we usually are unable to see. The best way for me to achieve this, and to communicate my thoughts and feelings about my images, is through stories: Pic Tales, Haiku, and Photo Essays.

As a result of this discovery and my ongoing artistic development, I had to redesign this site a couple of times to reflect and contain the three main story formats mentioned above. 


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Pic Tales

Pic Tales are stories and poems guiding the viewer towards one of many possible realities relating to the objects or people observed.

Haiku

Haiku are similar to Pic Tales in the way they guide the viewer towards a specific vision. My intent here, however, is to use the ancient Japanese Haiku format and focus on images and impressions that relate to the concept of Wabi Sabi.

Essays

Photo Essays, having no or only limited textual guidance, leave the viewer to create their own narratives and conclusions whereas for Editorials the text has the main focus and is supported by selected images.

 

Pic Tales, Haiku and Essays are all different means to achieve the same goal: sharing a story by combining images and text. I have written more elaborate about the differences between Pic Tales and Haiku versus photo essays in my article Juxtaposition: Photo Essays and Illustrated Stories.

Occasionally I also write about general photography topics, about topics that hopefully are of interest to art collectors and everyone else who likes to look at photos, and about topics that provide some "behind the scenes" information about me and my images. These posts are all collected on my Other Blog Posts page.

 

Although I think this site is quite easy to navigate, I have added a site map just to ensure you can find everything you want.

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