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Washington, US


Carole has been writing poetry for many years and is widely published in haiku and haiga. Her home on the Pacific Coast of the US-Canadian border at the 49th parallel is a constant source of inspiration for both haiku and photography. She is an accomplished photographer who had her first local gallery reception and opening in October 2006. The exhibit, Wabi Sabi Photography, was well received and she sold several framed haiga and haiku cards.

Recently, Carole has been exploring mixed media slideshows using her photos, photo-haiga and haiku set to music—in July she gave a presentation on slide shows to the Gabriola Island haiku poets—and she is also assembling work for her first collaborative publication.

In her photography, Carole likes to capture "real life" by zooming in on her subjects so that they tell their own story once separated from the larger picture. Among the images in the present portfolio are some that artistically deploy black and white. Achieved through the use of filters, this is a technique that may also be viewed in Carole’s work in Moonset.