Haiku and photography have a lot in common. They each capture a particular place at a particular moment in time. The photographer uses a camera lens, the writer a pen, to record an image that has impressed them deeply.
Ian Jeanneret is a wilderness photographer who evokes a strong sense of place with his camera. Ian describes his passion for his art in the following words:
“I love this natural world we live in – the colours and textures, the sky, the trees, the rocks, the sea… My photos are simply reproductions of the beauty I see all around us every day. The extraordinary within the ordinary. It is my desire to share that beauty, whether it is the leaves collecting in a gutter or the myriad of colours as the sun puts itself to bed.”
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ian, responding with haiku to imagery of the Tasmanian landscape that we share. Here is a taste of my responses and the wonderful images that inspired them.
the wet rocks
splashed with light
the summer wind
their naked branches
wrapped in mist
the softness –
a feather’s silent fall
beyond the ranges
deep in fog
a clear horizon
Ian’s photographs can be viewed at his website you can purchase them, framed, unframed or as greeting cards. Photos copyright Ian Jeanneret, haiku by Lyn Reeves.
There’s a lot more of these. I will post some others later.