Sean Lotman is interested in the narrative potential of photography. In an ongoing project called I Do Haiku You, he composes haiku and senryu poetry to companion images taken with a Diana F+.
Gokarna is a beautiful small beach town on the southwest coast of India. This man was arranging his newspapers when I took his photograph. It was shot with a Diana f+ with Portra 400VC.
My Reaction to Your Scorecard
easier to add up than
those times i told truths
In Sean’s own words, “These varieties of Japanese verse are concerned with physical and human nature, composed in a taut structure as to suggest a moment, much in the way a photograph does. Haiku poetry, like photography, has an instant, strong, fairly emotional resonance. Put together these two art forms enhance each others power so that, very briefly, a story is told.”