Every Picture Tells a Story.
This book began as a simple photo book with an experimental side and the idea that every picture tells a story, or at least should. The experimental side entailed sending each of the writers included in this book a series of photographs, with the intent that they might write a short piece inspired in some way by each of the photos they were assigned. Every one of the writers included here gladly rose to the opportunity and far exceeded all expectations; every photograph was returned, each picture telling its story.
The photographs included in this book were taken between 2007 and 2009 using a Nikon D40 with an 18-55mm Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G or a 50mm f/1.8D lens. A few photographs were taken with a basic point and shoot camera (the Kodak V530).
Jennifer L. Tomaloff is a financial analyst whose every spare moment is largely dedicated to interests such as photography, wildlife and its conservation, and the great outdoors. She is also currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance. More of her photography can be found at: iamarobot.tumblr.com.
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Nicholas Michael Ravnikar lives in Racine, WI. His work has appeared recently in Boo: A journal of terrific things, BlazeVox and Otoliths and is forthcoming from West Wind Review and unarmed. He edits the irregular webzine The Bathroom (bathroommagazine.wordpress.com) and is organizing with Nick Demske, the first annual Racquetball Chapbook Tournament (racquetballchapbooktournament.wordpress.com).
Ed Makowski lives in Milwaukee, WI. He has two books out as Eddie Kilowatt; Manifest Density and Carrying a Knife in to the Gunfight. Ed races motorcycles on frozen lakes and is currently for hire. More of his work can be found at Ed Makowski’s Kitchen Table
David Tomaloff is, has been, and/or might as well be a musician, self-described photographer, sound engineer, dabbler in the written word, loose cannon, and liontamer. He currently has a book out called LIONTAMER’S BLUES as well as a music CD entitled, Birds on Wires. Despite any or all of the above, he currently resides in Racine, Wisconsin, fulfilling his life-long dream of broke anonymity.
Matt Specht writes, paints, acts, and composes music. He was in a rock band. His poetry has been published in Word Riot, BlazeVox, and the 2010 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets calendar. This year, he built a sailboat. His website is jumpymatt.com.
Dana Roders is currently pursuing an English degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She sings, dances, and acts in local theatre productions and her poetry was recently accepted by Word Riot.
Jenny Bootle came all the way from Brighton, England to live in Wisconsin, where she’s been since 2008. She writes short stories and poetry and is working on a first novel. Her work has appeared recently in Mother Goosed: Twisted Rhymes for Modern Times. She is currently training to become a bookbinder and is still getting used to the Midwest winters.
Lisa Adamowicz Kless spends many happy moments writing in her hometown of Kenosha, WI. She hopes to try her hand at painting some day, and also has a not-so-secret desire to learn to play the guitar or mandolin (or both). When she’s not taking care of children in some capacity, Lisa is editor of ExposeKenosha.com and a member of the Kenosha Writers’ Guild.
Nick Demske lives in Racine, Wisconsin, and works there at the Racine Public Library. His self-titled manuscript was awarded the Fence Modern Poets Series award and will be published by Fence Books in fall of 2010. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Action Yes, Sawbuck, Pinstripe Fedora, West Wind Review, Weird Deer and the e-anthology narrative (dis)continuities: prose experiments by younger american writers (Recycled Karma Press, forthcoming), among other places. He helps curate the BONK! performance series in Racine and is the editor of the online forum boo: a journal of terrific things. Visit Nick sometime at nickipoo.wordpress.com