As a writer, I love to describe what I see. I use photography as a form of research to make sure I don't forget things I want to capture in words later. In poetry, that's called ecphrasis: yoking word and image. It's something I've always been excited about (plus it's a really cool word!).
I'm an avid amateur photographer, particularly when I travel, dragging two or three cameras with me wherever I go. I use images as a starting point for my writing: what do I see? And then, how can I take it further?
Although my goal is to capture these images in words later, sometimes, my photos rebel by telling their own stories! Check out their work and story lines here. You can read a little bit about each photo by hovering over the image.
I've also included a few action shots my friends have taken of me so you can see me at work and play!