The Seeing Eye and the Written Word

This autumn I embarked on a photo project. I wanted to pair images that captured the sights and atmosphere of the season with words I was reading from my collection of Seamus Heaney's poetry. Heaney's words are grounded in nature but look beyond the natural, comprehending the transcendent. It is this balance that I hope my photography achieves. 

Looking back, the finished set of photographs have an overall consistency that is hampered by the occasional inconsistent cropping. I've selected my 15 favourites, and have included the original quote and a reference to its poem (click on the image and hover over it to view the quote). I hope you enjoy seeing them gathered together here.

I am just now beginning an Advent photo series. You are welcome to follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.