IMAGE & POEM (MAY 2007)

About On Film

...I have another poem for May which was inspired by your beautiful image, Marie-France, "Spotlight, mfr541". I thought of a woman who is the focus of a man's love and camera, a model whose face always expresses something new every time he captures her on film. Her influence and beauty beguiles and intrigues the bystander's eye, inspires other artists and enhances the art and passion of the man, the photographer, who defines her. I once read a quote from a portrait photographer who said, "photography is in the blood". I think as artists and poets we possess a natural photography that lives in the mind's eye, the core of our imaginations. We see things in a certain light and bring it alive with our vision and personal thoughts.
© 2011, Wendy Howe. E-mail.