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Pic Tales

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 / Editorials.

Pic Tales are stories and poems that guide the viewer towards my perception of the reality I observed.

Below are some example Pic Tales. Follow this link to read all Pic Tales.

By clicking the title of each story you will be redirected to the story's page; by clicking the picture, the story's page will open in a new tab.


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Analog color image of patches of sunlight as seen through a curtainCurtain, 2018Analog color image of patches of sunlight as seen through a curtain

Socrates' Shadow

the Capitol cupola as seen emerging from some trees in the distanceCapitol Cupola, 2012the Capitol cupola as seen emerging from some trees in the distance

We, The People

detail color image of an abandoned tender of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, in the past from Great SouthernGSMR Tender 2detail color image of an abandoned tender of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, in the past from Great Southern

Pastel Railroad

image of a jouster at a tournament in Cornwall, United KingdomJouster, 2005image of a jouster at a tournament in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Olympic Dream

Loneliness, 2008Loneliness, 2008black and white picture of a man sitting on a rocky outcrop at the ocean near Cottesloe, Australia

Longing

black and white picture of some acorns covered in snowWinter Acorns, 2005black and white picture of some acorns covered in snow

Winter Arrived

reflections of trees during fall at Reedy River near Greenville, South CarolinaFall at Reedy River, 2011reflections of trees during fall at Reedy River near Greenville, South Carolina

Fall River

close up of some candy jars and an old fashioned lampCozy Candy, 2013close up of some candy jars and an old fashioned lamp

Cozy Candy

fall colors in the southern Apalachian mountains in the CarolinasFall in the Carolinas, 2011fall colors in the southern Apalachian mountains in the Carolinas

Fall Has Arrived

black and white image of locomotive 711 of the Great Smoky Mountains RailroadGSMR 711, 2016black and white image of locomotive 711 of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

The Engineer

color image of the life jacket of the pilot of a P-51 Mustang fighter, lying on the right wingLife Jacket, 2017color image of the life jacket of the pilot of a P-51 Mustang fighter, lying on the right wing

Little Friend's Safety

a bottle of spanish wineSpanish Wine, 2007a bottle of spanish wine

Summer Arrived

black and white picture of some garden tools place at a shed in Williamsburg, VirginiaWilliamsburg Garden Tools, 2012black and white picture of some garden tools place at a shed in Williamsburg, Virginia

The Gardener

Statue of a green man in the Eden Project in Cornwall, Great BritainGreen Man, 2005Statue of a green man in the Eden Project in Cornwall, Great Britain

Gawain's Bane

black and white picture of the cathedral of Seville, SpainProverb 18, 2007black and white picture of the cathedral of Seville, Spain

The Preacher

black and white image of the front and headlights of a vintage Triumph carTriumph Lights, 2012black and white image of the front and headlights of a vintage Triumph car

The Vintage Car Club

black and white image of wood chiselsChisels, 2013black and white image of wood chisels

The Carpenter

detail of the gear and works inside a Dutch windmillWindmill Gear, 2005detail of the gear and works inside a Dutch windmill

The Miller

black and white picture of a brick wall with windows as seen through a small gap with barbed wireLooking For Freedom, 2015black and white picture of a brick wall with windows as seen through a small gap with barbed wire

The Prisoner

black and white picture of a parking garage in Charlotte, NCParking 1, 2013black and white picture of a parking garage in Charlotte, NC

The Parking Attendant

black and white picture of several deck chairsDeck Chairs, 2013black and white picture of several deck chairs

At The Pool

black and with picture of a whale tail near the coast of Australia, raising up just before divingWhale Tail 2, 2009black and with picture of a whale tail near the coast of Australia, raising up just before diving

The Whaler

Black and white picture of a man driving a black 1954 Lincoln Capri up a driveway in a suburban settingComing Home, 2016Black and white picture of a man driving a black 1954 Lincoln Capri up a driveway in a suburban setting

The Driver

black and white image of a canal in Brooklyn, NY, with a big smoke plume in the backgroundBrooklyn Burning, 2012black and white image of a canal in Brooklyn, NY, with a big smoke plume in the background

The Firefighter

 

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