Author's Introduction: Poetic Vision
The opportunity to combine both haiku and
photography has been one of creative joy. My days are full of
insightful moments. This ability to capture those moments both
on film and with the written word brings a deep satisfaction.
Often where one art form ends the other begins.
There is a dialogue between the two forms. Both have a visual
quality, spoken in two different languages. Poetic vision would
best describe the fusion of the two art forms. To see and hear
the heartbeat of the natural world. To capture the spontaneity
of a moment of insightfulness. To evoke a subtle yet elusive
sense of discovery.
My days unfold often like a treasure hunt.
The prize is to convey to an unknown audience the deeper sense
of oneself. Most of the feelings that quality haiku bring forth
awaken an old emotion or bring a burst of instant enlightenment
from a deep well of memories. Childhood, friendships, separations,
first experiences, roads traveled in a life lived fully. The
gift of haiku is to recall a special feeling.
The dream quality of painted words let the
imagination drift to special moments we all have. The challenge
photographically is to be visually suggestive and not undermine
the beauty of a few carefully chosen words. Both the haiku and
the photograph must let you enjoy the moment of crossing the
-- Garry Gay