A perfect union exists between photography and haiku in the portrayal of a single moment. A poet of haiku puts pen to paper to reveal the various elements of that moment, while a photographer snaps the shutter and freezes that one moment, in that one place, with that one vision.
If one pauses to reflect a bit, they could recall this feeling of being one with that moment in time. It is something everyone has experienced, whether wandering quietly through the woods and noticing a creature, gazing out the window at the snow falling, or a Sunday morning sitting on a dock watching the motion of the lake, the geese flying by and turn just in time to watch a leaf flutter to the water. The objective is to invite the reader into the experience of that single moment in time.
Jill S. Markwood is the photographer at Central Virginia Community College as well as the instructional assistant to the Communication Design department. Ms. Markwood also teaches photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and freelances. She has presented her work in multiple artist exhibitions as well as a number of solo exhibitions.
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