Rising To The Surface

Crying from the depths
Life can be suffocating
Epic struggles
Seem incapacitating

Tricky to handle
At times…
Through patience and will
Our thoughts they climb

Rising to the surface
Building strength
Arms in the air
Fists clenched

Courage the staple
Willing yourself through
Rewards are a plenty
All the while, you grew

Take from this
All you can learn
Reap the benefits
From all that you earn

Written by David Johnson
21 October 2015

© CommunicatingCreatively/David Johnson 2015

Inspired Thoughts

Inspired thoughts
They come and go
An intermittent creek
That sometimes flows

Getting into the zone
Can be the key
It is then your mind
Is most certainly free

Free to discover
New thoughts that inspire
Goals to make
Dreams that fire!

Written by David Johnson
18 October 2015

© CommunicatingCreatively/David Johnson 2015

Profiling Photographers

'Light and Form'
‘Light and Form’

As part of the Photography section of this Blog, I will be shortly commencing a series of articles based around Photographers I either know or have come across in my travels since commencing the Artform of Photography myself in 1982. Some are Professional, some Semi-Professional and some are Enthusiasts.

It is my intention to obtain their responses to a brief number of questions which will aim to depict their thoughts on Photography itself and what inspires them to create their images.

Some examples of their images and links to their online galleries shall also be included.

It is not the intention to discuss ‘gear’ in these Profiles (although it will state what gear they do use and what attracted them to use it to communicate their message).  There exists a lot of wonderful equipment however, there are enough “Equipment Review’ sites out there to satisfy, I believe.

As a devotee of communication, and in particular, of photography for 30+ years I have been privileged to be associated with and have come across some outstanding practitioners of the Artform in that time.

Each of us ‘sees’ the world differently and thus will communicate it differently.

Through these ‘Photography Profiles’, it is my aim to celebrate their viewpoints and images with a new audience.

Written & Photographed by David Johnson

The Beauty Of Life

The beauty of life
Comes from within
Programmed by the Universe
Just waiting to begin

Without any coaching
It’s direction is clear
To exist in the world
And provide that good cheer

Growing into its life
Bearing fruit to one and all
Shining in the Sun
Thirsting in rain’s fall

When it’s fruit is all given
The process begins anew
Sharing it’s life
A chance to renew

Written by David Johnson
10 October 2015

© CommunicatingCreatively/David Johnson 2015