Kimberly Ann Schwarz

Poetic Images:

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The Photos:

Photography has been a hobby of mine since high school, where I did my first film development and printing in the school dark room. I’ve been learning how to use digital cameras, first a Canon 70D, and now a Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless. I’ve captured a variety of subjects, such as landscapes; animals and flowers; reflections/refractions; and cityscapes (day and night).

Nowadays, I’ve been more focused on abstract and minimalism photography, and trying to develop my artistic “eye, mind, heart” in seeing my subject in a different way.  I'm trying to capture what I see in my mind and through my eyes using my camera to capture those images.   This includes deciding to shoot in color or in black and white.  Since I shoot in RAW, I use the Affinity Photo program in post-processing to fine-tune exposure, color, texture, and clarity.   I try out different techniques which sometimes results in fine art.


The Words:

My poetry journey started in the early 1990's when I wrote my first poem, "Life (Tides)", based on a photo I captured of a Florida sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.  I continued writing off and on during my years as an elementary teacher, for myself and with my students.

I'm retired now, and fully immersed in this exciting and unique literary art form.  I thank my Book Peeps friends, and my fellow poets at Cincinnati Poetry Project (a  sub-group of The Cincinnati Writers Project), for your valuable feedback. 

As I write the words,  creating poetic images, I hope to bring those words together with my other poetic images, the photographic kind. 

I live in Milford, Ohio, near Cincinnati.

This website, POETIC IMAGES:  THE PHOTOS, THE WORDS features the images I've captured in photos and in words.  

-- Kimberly Ann Schwarz, photographer and poet

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