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Monday, June 20, 2011

Book Review: My Pictures, My Words by Mac Kenney

My Pictures, My Words
Author:  Mac Kenney
Copyright:  2011
Publisher:  Outskirts Press, Inc.
Pages:  46
Format:  Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4327-7227-7
Subject:  Poetry/Photography/Landscapes
Source:  A complimentary copy was provided by the author and Bostick Communications in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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(from the back cover)  A Unique Book That Captures the Full Beauty of Nature and the Human Spirit

Stirring images and piercing poetry come together in this gorgeous collection from the multi-talented Mac Kenney.  Here are 20 vibrant color photographs that evoke the full range of human emotions, set against powerful verses on love, life, and the beauty that surrounds us.  Ponder the mysteries of existence from a single lonely bench; reflect on what really matters as the sun drops beneath a brilliant red horizon; and examine the incredible diversity of life on our planet as you gaze on nature's wonders.  Those images gain even more meaning as you read Kenney's memorable poems that urge a great appreciation of our short time on earth...."

My Pictures, My Words. Mac Kenney has produced a book of enticing photography worthy of your coffee table.  Beautiful colourful images grace each page, accompanied by poetry.  The photos are stunning in their vibrancy; exquisite captures of this beautiful earth.  The poetry, though not your typical rhyming verse at all times, peers into the soul of the man while allowing the reader to contemplate the message therein.  From love, life, death, accomplishments; various themes are given audience in My Pictures, My Words.

My Pictures, My Words is a fast read and I found myself more immersed in the photography than the poetry itself, though it does compliment.  This would be a lovely book for a doctor's waiting room or an office reception area as well as your coffee table.  I'd like to see this artist make a full colour glossy photography book, complete with his stunning captures.  Mac Kenney has an eye for beauty that would readily adapt to such a gorgeous coffee table book, in hard cover.

About the author/photographer:  Mac Kenney is a long time nature photographer and poet, but My Pictures, My Words is the first time he has combined the two.  Born and raised in Colorado, he grew up experiencing each of the four seasons, the Rocky Mountains, and the wide-open plains.  Now living in Washington state, he continues to enjoy nature at its best every day.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shirley and thank you very much for the review and your kind words about my photography.

    Best to you and yours,



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