Keith Moul – Five Photographs
Artist’s Statement on Beauty
I do not restrict my subject matter except to common decency. Good photos require good light, or at least enough light to manipulate with editing software. Any photo taken may produce at least one version of itself that is worth retaining; often it contains more than one version by cropping the original. I never alter content by eliminating part of it or changing its position within the frame.
I alter an original photo with six priorities in mind:
High color saturation
Depth of subject, especially on landscapes or panoramic views; or roundness of more intimate subjects
Beauty, which I detect in form, color, texture or even ugliness/disorder
Therefore, I do not seek “realism,” but vibrancy.
Keith Moul’s poems and photos are published widely. Finishing Line Press released a chap called The Future as a Picnic Lunch in 2015. Aldrich Press published Naked Among Possibilities in 2016; Finishing Line Press has just released (1/17) Investment in Idolatry. In August, 2017, Aldrich Press released Not on Any Map, a collection of earlier poems.