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Every Picture Tells a Story

The bending light into verse series began in the Fall of 2009 with the simple intention of year-end cataloging the personal photography of Jennifer Tomaloff. Throughout a series of initial conceptualizations, the project began to take on a more outwardly creative focus as Jennifer began reaching out to writers in her community to take part in an ekphrastic experiment. Each writer commissioned for the project was given a set of photographs, and asked to write something inspired by what they saw—be it a title, a short story, or a poem. Each of the writers gladly rose to the opportunity and far exceeded all expectations; every photograph was returned, each picture telling its unique story.

The project was so enjoyable that Jennifer decided to continue the process on an annual basis. The photographs would be compiled throughout the year; writers would be sought out in late fall, and the book compiled during the third week of December in the tranquil Northwoods of Wisconsin.

The photographs included in this book were taken using a Nikon D40 or Nikon D90 with an 18-55mm Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G, 18-105mm Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G, or a 50mm f/1.8D lens.

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About the Author

Jennifer L. Tomaloff
iamarobot Wisconsin, United States
Jennifer L. Tomaloff (b. 1972) | bending light into verse (put it down) | takes: pictures | likes: animals | hates: people | see:

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