In the past, I had not considered a gender approach when photographing. However, working with Eva changed that. There are Haiku in Light Wounds that necessitated an empathy for the feminine voice. Here is a selection that challenged me to consider the female perspective.
With Unbent Spoon, I was at a complete loss as to which photograph to pair with this haiku. Unsure of the approach to take, I asked my wife for her opinion. In a heartbeat, she selected this image.
Young Girl Spies Adulthood Glinting on Seafloor
This combination was easier for me as I had an image of reflected light on the floor of a lake. There was a phantom like image of a woman I could see in the reflection making this image an eloquent counterpart to Eva’s haiku.
Throwing Out a Dead Woman’s Paxil
There was something darkly comical about the Lego figure floating face down in the water. This is one of those images I probably would have forgotten about. It was a perfect photo to accompany Eva’s haiku.
Woman Immune to Her Own Beauty
My wife & I made this image in Tadoussac as a lark. I feel this haiku has a sombre undertone to it. Sometimes the most successful photo haiku matches we make tend to emotionally contradict each other.