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.

Hole in the Garden Wall
I am the seeker.
I will find the hole
in your garden wall
and set you free.
Joshua Rocks
The search for self-worth begins by finding what is indestructible within, then letting it be.
Kissing Bears
Teaching someone to French kiss can be so tedious.
The Schoolhouse
The trick to formal education is to not let it interfere with learning.
Through A Child's Eyes
All children are born color-blind, blessed with the promise of perfect vision. It is the one condition of childhood I wish more parents would copy, not cure.
Fireweed & Fog
Knowledge is not a flower to be plucked but a mountain to be climbed.
Band Man
Some people take life too seriously and play nots seriously enough.
Birth of Acabar
I dedicate my life to those too gentle to live among wolves.
Blind Stairs
Some men go blind staring into darkness;
some from staring into
the light.
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Kissing Bears

Teaching someone to French kiss can be so tedious.