Imitatio or mimesis is instinctive, the eye shifting with the self.

“…partly self-sufficient and separate from its sources … I have been almost as free as the authors themselves in finding ways to make them ring right for me”

— from Lowell’s Imitations

This project pairs some personal and professional works with their non-photographic influences — a line of poetry, a painting, a personality, perhaps —

Enkindled Spring

Ambivalent Blason

American Still

Early Li-Young Lee

Going, Going

Danseur

Early Plath

Iphigeneia

Salome Spoting