Waiting for the Future
Photograph by Neil Hulme and poem by Gary S. Rosin
Photo-poem copyrighted © 2020 by the artists. All rights reserved.
Head and shoulders
above the horizon,
he looks for the future.
A watch on his wrist,
he listens for the future,
hoping to hear it
tick into sight.
Neil Hulme, photographer
is a self-taught, fine art photographer based in the North West of England, where
he often gives talks and workshops at photography clubs. He has been a precision
engineer by trade for 38 years and took up photography 10 years ago. His main focus
is black-and-white minimalist long-exposure photography. Taking a simplistic approach
to his images, Neil focuses on the minimal components in a composition, be it a lone
tree or a jetty or a simple post in water. Through the use of various Lee filters, his
long exposures flatten out the water, and can create an other-worldly scene from the
Artist’s website: https://www.neilhulmephotography.co.uk/
Interview with Neil Hulme in LEMAG (Long Exposure
Photography Magazine, 2018)
poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry
magazines such as Concho River Review, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash,
MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, and Visions
International; as well as in several anthologies, including Faery
Footprints (Fae Corp Publishing), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku &
Haiga (Dos Gatos Press), Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press),
Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), and
His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his
poems appear in
Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017).
He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House
Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008) (offprint).
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found on his website, 4P