Hole in the Garden Wall
To touch another person with your heart and mind,
to teach that person how to fly,
is the most difficult thing you will ever do.
But everyone has a butterfly deep inside
waiting to be free.
Note from the author, Prudence Kohl.
Perhaps my most distinguishing hallmark as a photographer is my innate gift for composition. Each time I speak to camera clubs or judge photo competitions, I share this simple personal message: Don’t just shoot a picture. Photograph what you feel about what you see.
I use words and images for reasons beyond technique. The printed word invites attention to language. It is the most effective medium for communicating ideas … and ideas are what move society. Photography invites attention to images. It is an effective medium for conveying feelings, impressions, and emotions. By joining the power of ideas to the power of feelings, I can weave multiple metaphorical layers into every composition. Which is why almost every one of my print and verse combinations in Hole in the Garden Wall expresses much more than what is revealed at first glance.
Below is a small sample of the book’s images and verses.
Click on each photo to read its verse.