With the revelation that our social structures were not as strong as we had thought, so began this voice for the author’s poetry and photos: reassurance and reminders that life of course will change, evolve, and that nature, by her very nature, provides solace and meaning.
Naked Pictures, contains photos out of camera, and captions that are borne of poetry from the onset of turmoil and political strife, the subsequent cancellation of the XL Keystone pipeline, to Alberta’s Premier’s short-sighted leasing of land allowing coal mining in environmentally sensitive head water areas in Alberta. These first time events were of such magnitude, of such catastrophic proportions that the poet felt naked. The poet had lost a relationship with society and so began examining a relationship with the land.
We are not kings, we need relationships, especially with nature, especially now. This collection, this field-photo journal, is offered as homage to a renewed relationship with the land.