‘This Being Human’ is a new book of my best photographs and poems, which are deep reflections on the spiritual mystery of life, written during an introspective two year period. My photos are shots of a wide variety of unusual and ordinary people and places. Setting the photos and poems together, I hope to prompt enquiry, intrigue and contemplation for you, the viewer. In my work and life, I love to see the mystery and beauty in the ordinary. My photographic style is usually instantaneous; something happens and is already ‘framed’ in front of me – I just take the picture with minimum preparation. Similarly, with my poems, it’s usually a spontaneous act of writing. You can see some more of my photographs here. There are other underlying themes in the book, which I hope you will uncover.
Buy ‘This Being Human’ printed copy here.
The book is a 9″ x 7″ landscape format, 43-page full colour paperback, bound and printed on high quality gloss paper. There are previews below and on the sale page. It’s in a limited first edition of 120 copies only and is available now from here.
I decided to self-publish a very short run using Lulu, a quality online service. This is simple for me as I don’t have time to deal with administration of mainstream publishing, as I am focussing my work and research on autism. Having said that, I hope to finish my memoir this year, which I’ve been writing for about eight years. My books are a culmination of many years work and study and I hope you will buy them and enjoy them.
Just about there
But just out of reach.
A non-state, a no thought
A notion of bliss.
Between strong forked life-boughs
Barn feathers swiftly glide.
Dusk loves his wide eyed
Silent winged wisdom, all-seeing.
Fleeting, gently teasing
Love birds nod and sing.
Above and between
and other such dualities.
Example pages (click for enlargement):