Haiku

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.

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.


 

American Dream

picture of shopping carts next to an American flag and under a tree on a parking lotAmerican Dream, 2013picture of shopping carts next to an American flag and under a tree on a parking lot flag, tree, shopping carts

under a blue sky, it's the

American dream

Loneliness

black and white picture of a lonely tree on a plain in the Drakensbergen area of Kwazulu-Natal, South AfricaLonely Tree, 2010black and white picture of a lonely tree on a plain in the Drakensbergen area of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

under a gray sky

a tree, an empty landscape

loneliness it is

Holland

Old bike in a Dutch canalHolland, 2005Old bike in a Dutch canal

geometrical patterns

a bike without a rider

rust

The Lover

black and white image of a man in an alley in Charleston, SCAlley Man, 2013black and white image of a man in an alley in Charleston, SC a dark alley

whispered words, longing

Juliet?

The Fountain Pen

color image of a fountain pen on a notebook with an inkwell next to itFountain Pen on Notebook, 2017color image of a fountain pen on a notebook with an inkwell next to it a blank sheet of paper

a fountain pen doodles

a poem

Perseverance

Perseverance of a very small tree growing on a sewer pipe near Greenville, South CarolinaPerseverance, 2011Perseverance of a very small tree growing on a sewer pipe near Greenville, South Carolina a rusty sewage pipe

a tiny sapling grows

between its joints

Mirror

black and white pictur of a mirror in the old textile mill in Taylors, SCTaylors Mill, 2015black and white pictur of a mirror in the old textile mill in Taylors, SC

an old factory

reflections in a mirror

looking to the past

Two Cranes Dancing

black and white picture of a dock crane in Fremantle, AustraliaFreo Cranes, 2009black and white picture of a dock crane in Fremantle, Australia

hot sun on metal

two crane choreography

rusty joints screeching

The Smoke That Thunders

black and white picture of Victoria Falls, locally known as The Smoke That Thunders, on the border of Zimbabwe and ZambiaThe Smoke That Thunders, 2010black and white picture of Victoria Falls, locally known as The Smoke That Thunders, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia

water falling

thunder creating

mist

Lost Flower

a red and yellow flower left behind on a tree stumpForget Me Not, 2012a red and yellow flower left behind on a tree stump orange yellow green

resting on an old tree stump

turning to brown too

Spring Flowers

Low POV picture of a field of small pink flowersField of Pink Flowers, 2009Low POV picture of a field of small pink flowers spring

a colorful blanket shivers

in the early morning air