Fabrice B. Poussin
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Photography, as any other art form, is poetry; it is language. To speak of one’s words and choices of syntax is very difficult. How often do creators stop to observe, analyze, dissect, and discuss their own work from the inside in? All queries that arise in the mind of the viewer are legitimate, but where lie the answers? As creator, all I can suggest is possibilities and options — and to let the observers decide for themselves.
This photograph contrasts hope and despair — hope in the perfect horizon line and the seemingly infinite surface of water; despair in the devastation left by fire. Combined, these impressions remind us that such is the circle of life, and that it must be accepted in and of itself as entirely and purely beautiful.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review and the San Pedro River Review among others.