How Poems Inspire Photographers

There are several photographers, Alex Soth among them, who find poetry a kindred spirit to photography.

This recent article in the NY Times shares some relationships between photographers and poems as a series of visual essays inspired by poetry. Todd Heisler's words resonated..

Poetry, to me, is what is right in front of you every day that you fail to see. Great poets have the ability to eloquently amplify the internal monologue, which is so often muted by outside distractions. Lyrical photography, in turn, is often hindered by too much thought.

I often find that when I don’t carry a camera, I see great photographs because I’m not looking for them. This is an effort to not seek photographs but rather let them find me.
— Todd Heisler, NY Times Staff Photographer

From the New York Times Article "How Poems Inspire Pictures", by Kerri MacDonald and Morrigan McCarthy, July 17, 2017.